FDA: Romaine lettuce is safe once it's not from central CA

Romaine lettuce is safe to eat as long as it's not from California’s Central Coast growing region, federal health officials said late Monday.

So far, an outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce has made 43 people sick in 12 states, plus another 22 in Canada, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they had narrowed down the suspect lettuce to lettuce harvested in northern and central California.

Sheldon Blackman's new single 'Grow Your Food', a message for T&T

Within weeks of landing in Trinidad and Tobago from Norway, T&T artiste Sheldon Blackman has recorded and released a new single, 'Grow your Food'.

"I started my own garden from the age of 11 and for all of my childhood, growing up with my father, the late Ras Shorty I, we ate primarily from the land," Blackman said.

Blackman said he was inspired to compose 'Grow your Food' by his passion for gardening and his vision of home growing as a solution for sustainable living.

Fresh produce prices soar after floods

Prices of some types of fresh pro­duce have dou­bled at the South­ern Whole­sale Mar­ket in Debe fol­low­ing last week­end’s ex­ten­sive flood­ing and ven­dors al­so be­lieve price hikes and price goug­ing are keep­ing cus­tomers away.

When a T&T Guardian team vis­it­ed the mar­ket this week, the usu­al traf­fic and crowds were non-ex­is­tent.