Thursday, June 03, 2004

NYC Water

Who can explain the controvery to me?

Yes, NYC water is full of micrscopic organisms, but so is the air around us. Does the torah prohibit breathing? What is the issue?

And while we are on the subject, let's say a few words about the bodek vegetable people. The bugs in the water were discovered when someone accused an Israeli vegetable man of supplying produce that was certified clean, but was in fact infested with bugs. "Not so, said the veggie man, my produce is clean. The bugs are introduced when you rinse the greens in NYC water." So they investigated and found the squirmers in the tap water.

Can we remind for a second? Why are we checking vegetables with microscopes in the first place? The bodek people even have a microscope in their logo! If the invisible stuff isn't a problem (right?) then why are they using microscopes?