September 28, 2008
I often disquiet myself by imagining that anyone with a well-developed sociopathic personality with access to a hypodermic needle could easily taint a wide variety of packaged foods in any store. The person wouldn't necessarily be standing at the shelf as he injected Brie cheese or ground meat with the poison. He could place the items in his cart, lean over it while rustling through the contents to find something, and perform quick injections as he pretends to search for the Pop Tarts. Then, post-tainting, he could return the items to their shelves, and no one would be the wiser.