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Schwarzenegger asks Mexico to lift ban on California spinach

The Associated Press reports that Governor Schwarzenegger has asked Mexico President-elect Felipe Calderon to put California spinach back on supermarket shelves when he takes office December first.  The Mexican government pulled U-S-imported spinach off shelves after three people died in the U-S died from eating spinach infected with the E-coli bacteria.

Mexican officials are expected to visit California in the next two weeks to conduct final inspections before lifting the ban.  Later Friday, the governor traveled to the northern industrial city of Monterrey, where he taped a local T-V cooking show and tossed an “ensalada amigo,” or “friend salad” made from California spinach.

I wonder if the Governor talked to the audience about the death of Ruby at the hands of DOLE Spinach grown in California.