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Sacred cow, mad cow : a history of food fears

Author: Madeleine Ferrières
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Series: Arts and traditions of the table.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : American edView all editions and formats
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"From the markets of medieval Europe to the slaughterhouses of twentieth-century Chicago, Madeleine Ferrieres traces the origins of present-day behavior toward what we eat as she explores the panics, myths, and ever-shifting attitudes regarding food and its safety. She demonstrates that food fears have been inspired not only by safety concerns but also by cultural, political, and religious prejudices."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Ferrières
ISBN: 0231131925 9780231131926
OCLC Number: 61123200
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xiii, 399 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Forbidden meats. --
Political meat. --
The birth of the consumer. --
The vigilant consumer. --
The phobia of new plants. --
Bread on trial. --
Silent fears. --
The pâté and the garden. --
Hungarian cattle disease. --
From the epizootic to the epidemic. --
The politics of precaution. --
The dangers of imperfect metals. --
Health conflicts. --
Bourgeois serenity. --
English cattle disease. --
The poisoners of Chicago.
Series Title: Arts and traditions of the table.
Other Titles: Histoire des peurs alimentaires.
Responsibility: Madeleine Ferrières ; translated by Jody Gladding.
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Explores the panics, myths, and ever-shifting attitudes regarding food and its safety. This book recounts the development of safety methods that became the Western model for fighting animal diseases.  Read more...

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