Fresh spinach may kill you! At the moment, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to figure out where some bad spinach came from. They are advising people not to eat any fresh spinach (frozen is ok). Over 100 people are already sick, and one has died.
The Internet is just one more source of information for outbreaks such as this, and that is always a positive thing. I would say younger people are more likely to catch this story on the Internet, as opposed to watching the news or reading the newspaper. I wonder, if the Internet was not around, if this would be a bigger issue?