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Safe food : the politics of food safety

Author: Marion Nestle
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Series: California studies in food and culture, 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : Updated and expandedView all editions and formats
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Food safety is a matter of intense public concern, and for good reason. Millions of annual cases of food "poisonings" raise alarm not only about the food served in restaurants and fast-food outlets but also about foods bought in supermarkets. The introduction of genetically modified foods--immediately dubbed "Frankenfoods"--Only adds to the general sense of unease. Finally, the events of September 11, 2001,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nestle, Marion.
Safe food.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)528397681
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Nestle
ISBN: 9780520946309 0520946308
OCLC Number: 659584847
Notes: Previous edition: 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 379 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The politics of foodborne illness : issues and origins --
Resisting meat and poultry regulation, 1974-1994 --
Attempting control of food pathogens, 1994-2002 --
Achieving safe food : alternatives --
Peddling dreams : promises versus reality --
Risks and benefits : who decides? --
The politics of government oversight --
The politics of consumer concern : distrust, dread, and outrage --
Conclusion : The future of food safety : public health versus bioterrorism.
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 5.
Responsibility: Marion Nestle.

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Millions of annual cases of food 'poisonings' raise alarm not only about the food served in restaurants and fast-food outlets but also about foods bought in supermarkets. This book argues that  Read more...

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"Nestle clearly explains the intersection between policy, politics, and the plate, delivering practical advice on every corner of the grocery store." Christian Science Monitor 20100823

 
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