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Repeated food scares have led us to this: Waukesha, Wisconsin elementary schools are considering banning homemade treats and classroom cooking. The move comes in response to an E. coli outbreak that caused 30 illnesses earlier this year, which may have been caused by a sick child contaminating a food bar. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail and little Johnny will be able to bring in a homemade sandwich and some of grandma’s cookies. As University of Wisconsin-Madison food safety scientist Michael Pariza puts it, “Kids have been doing this for years, and the risks are pretty darn low.”

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