Forget that gas prices have gone over $4.00 a gallon.
Forget that the country is at an all time high for homes in foreclosure.
Forget that the unemployment rate continues to rise.
And forget about global warming.
The real problem our country (or at least this part of the country)
is facing is....
The halt in selling and usage of raw tomatoes!
There is a problem in many states where tomatoes have been linked with salmonella (read full story here). Our grocery stores have taken them off the shelves. Our restaurants won't serve them in salads or on sandwiches. Evidently, if they are cooked, they're okay - so Italian restaurants and pizza joints are still in business. But even the McDonalds, Burger King, and the likes have taken away any and all tomatoes.
I'll be honest, this is a real crisis in my life. I love tomatoes! And I have a real hard time eating any sandwich without them. What about salads - it has to have the tomatoes in them (contrary to what my family thinks). And guess what... no salsa! This problem needs to be fixed - and quickly.
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