He said the original tomato warning was issued after interviews with different people revealed a “strong association” with the consumption of raw tomatoes: More than 80 percent of the cases in the initial case-control study had eaten fresh tomatoes.
Please tell me that this colossal scare and recall didn’t come down to you asking a bunch of people if they’d eaten tomatoes recently. I eat raw tomatoes almost every day. They’re a staple of the American diet. You might as well have asked if they’d drank any water. If all you could come up with is “most of these people have eaten tomatoes”, well, that’s bad science.