Socratic Supper?


If You’re Going To Eat A Carrot From Your Garden Be Sure It’s Not Hemlock. It’s great that you’re a locavore and all that but, before you run out and eat stuff that is growing in your yard, look carefully and make sure it’s not hemlock, a poisonous plant that, according to Wikipedia, can kill you by the time you’re on about your 6th delicious leaf. (Ok, it takes longer than that, but you get the idea. It’s bad for you.)

A medical investigator says that a mysterious death back in April may have been the result of hemlock poisoning after the woman “apparently put hemlock in a salad she ate, thinking it was something else.”

This isn’t the first time this has happened recently. Another guy thought hemlock (a member of the carrot family) was actually a carrot and added it to a bowl of fermented veggies. He lived, but is lucky he wasn’t killed. (Hemlock is the same poison that killed Socrates.)’ (TheConsumerist)