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Cutting Boards

In Digest V97 #270, Michael wrote:

>Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 13:10:38 -0500 (CDT)
>From: mikehamm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Michael R. Hamm)
>Subject: Plastic cutting boards
>Message-Id: <199709111810.NAA16721@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>intuitively, they may seem more hygenic, in fact they are not!! The 
>Food Research Institute of Wisconsin-Madison concluded that wood 
>cutting boards are more hygenic and that bacteria die quicker on wood 
>than plastic. Go to this address: 
>http://sunsite.unc.edu/london/rural/woodworking/misc/cutting-board-fini>sh.SUMMARY, "Conventional Wisdom Falls Flat", to see more about this.
>I say, throw out your plastic boards and stay with wood. 

I personally have both wood and plastic - can't say which I prefer.  I
always thought the cutting board dilemma was more relevant to people
who cook meat.  Am I wrong?

Anne Newhouse
Milwaukee, WI