"My daughter Megan and I picked an interesting week to travel to Europe. We're in the Netherlands where I'm doing research for my doctorate in environmental health. We were here in the fall of 2010 as well. Unlike last fall, however, we haven't been able to eat raw produce this trip. At one point or another, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and sprouts have been implicated, but none has been confirmed yet as the source (and none may ever be). So, no salads for us or for our friends. In home kitchens and restaurants across Europe, vegetables are being cooked, in response to the tragic E. coli outbreak that has thus far claimed 24 lives and sickened over 2,000 people..."