So how does one go about restoring America’s faith in…spinach? One enterprising California Congressman’s PR ploy backfired when he called a presser to showcase to the world — and his spinach-producing constituents in Salinas County — that it’s safe again to eat the green stuff.
The staged eating event was missing one important ingredient: the infamous ingestible. Apparently, the local markets still hadn’t re-stocked the leafy legume, but the media show went on, producing this tasty little tidbit. Oh well.