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Eat, drink, and be wary : how unsafe is our food?

Author: Charles Duncan
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Food safety has fast become one of the nation's top issues. Three thousand people die each year in the U.S. from foodborne illnesses. Another 48 million are sickened annually and our government fails to protect us. Many foods and additives that we eat every day have been banned for years in other countries. Our government food safety agencies move in reverse--cutting back on inspections, allowing food producers to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Duncan
ISBN: 9781538107492 153810749X
OCLC Number: 1000056678
Description: xiv, 201 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Bioterrorism, cyber attacks --
Food imports --
Produce --
Poultry --
Eggs --
Beef and pork --
Milk --
Seafood --
Deli dangers --
Outbreaks, illnesses, and deaths --
Food tampering and food fraud --
Foods we eat, others won't --
Unwelcomed critters in our foods --
GMO : genetically modified organisms --
Generally recognized as safe --
BPA : bisphenol A --
Cottage food industry and your kitchen --
Restaurant food --
Government's report card --
Epilogue : sugar, a legalized recreational drug.
Responsibility: Charles M. Duncan, edited by Diana Kearley Duncan.


In one of the world's wealthiest nations, one might expect the food we eat to be safe and free of deadly organisms that might make us sick, but in reality there is very little oversight of our food  Read more...
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Veteran journalist Duncan demonstrates that fears about food safety in the U.S. are not unfounded. Bit by bit, he examines "our enormous food safety problems," the reasons why the government has Read more...

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