Recipe for Disaster: The Science of Foodborne Illness

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Have you ever gotten sick from something you ate? You might have had a foodborne illness. Careless handling can introduce germs into the food supply—germs that can make us sick. Vegetables, eggs, meat, and even water can carry viruses and bacteria that upset our digestive system. Even processed foods such as baby formula and pet food can be contaminated. Foodborne illnesses are in the news as people are warned of outbreaks and investigators work to find the sources and prevent future contamination. Headline ...

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Overview

Have you ever gotten sick from something you ate? You might have had a foodborne illness. Careless handling can introduce germs into the food supply—germs that can make us sick. Vegetables, eggs, meat, and even water can carry viruses and bacteria that upset our digestive system. Even processed foods such as baby formula and pet food can be contaminated. Foodborne illnesses are in the news as people are warned of outbreaks and investigators work to find the sources and prevent future contamination. Headline Science uses news stories and everyday applications to explain the science behind foodborne illnesses.

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Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene lives and writes in Michigan.

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Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene Stille now lives and writes in Michigan.
Darlene R. Stille is the award-winning author of more than 80 books for young people, including collections of biographies. She grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, where she discovered her love of writing. She now lives and writes in Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Poison on Your Plate 4

Chapter 2 Attack of the Germs 9

Chapter 3 Handle With Care 17

Chapter 4 Disease Detctives 23

Chapter 5 Treating the Toxins 31

Chapter 6 An Ounce of Prevention 36

Timeline 44

Glossary 45

Further Resources 46

Source Notes 47

Index 48

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