Like politics and music, the question of whether to eat moldy food can divide families, with relatives' admonishments reverberating in one's head for years.
"Every time I throw out moldy bread, I can still hear my dad lecturing me: 'That's perfectly good! Just cut that part off! It's penicillin!' " says Shawna Iwaniuk, a graphic designer in Alberta, Canada. "But ... I just can't."
So, who's right? Is the furry green stuff a death knell for a baguette, or just a minor setback?
For food safety experts, the answer is clear: Moldy bread is bad news.