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
>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?