Grow your own herbs and you may avoid serious food poisoning:
“While most Americans are convinced that handling raw meat and dairy puts them at the greatest risk of food poisoning, it’s produce that actually causes nearly half of all foodborne illnesses, according to the CDC, while meat and poultry are guilty in just 22% of cases. So just sprinkling fresh cilantro, parsley and basil on top of your dishes without washing the herbs first could be exposing you to dangerous bacteria.
Fresh herbs are easy to grow at home, even if you live in an apartment. They’re a high return on investment and many are perennial, giving you fresh leaves for years. I have herbs growing on my porch right now – and this reminds me I should plant some more.