The Think Organically, Eat Locally episode of the YANKEE Magazine New England Travel, Food, and Home podcast is an excellent primer for understanding why it was probably not so wise to be eating organic spinach from California in the first place. YANKEE’s Food Editor Annie B. Copps has a background in both public health and food, and she’s got a good take on the food system and how to make best use of it.

See FDA to consumers: Don’t eat ANY fresh spinach if you’re outside of North America and wondering what I’m talking about.