Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety / Edition 2

Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety / Edition 2

by Marion Nestle
     
 


"Marion Nestle’s compelling and accessible book explains what the industrialization of the food supply in this country has done to both the taste and safety of the foods we eat."—Alice Waters

"Marion Nestle has emerged as one of the sanest, most knowledgeable, and independent voices in the current debate over the health and safety of the American food

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"Marion Nestle’s compelling and accessible book explains what the industrialization of the food supply in this country has done to both the taste and safety of the foods we eat."—Alice Waters

"Marion Nestle has emerged as one of the sanest, most knowledgeable, and independent voices in the current debate over the health and safety of the American food system. All of us who eat should count ourselves lucky to have this indispensable book."—Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520266063
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture Series
Edition description:
Updated and Expanded
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
355,112
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
List of Abbreviationsxv
Introduction: Food Safety Is Political1
Part 1Resisting Food Safety27
1.The Politics of Foodborne Illness: Issues and Origins33
2.Resisting Meat and Poultry Regulation, 1974-199462
3.Attempting Control of Food Pathogens, 1994-200286
4.Achieving Safe Food: Alternatives113
Part 2Safety as a Surrogate: The Ironic Politics of Food Biotechnology139
5.Peddling Dreams: Promises versus Reality145
6.Risks and Benefits: Who Decides?167
7.The Politics of Government Oversight194
8.The Politics of Consumer Concern: Distrust, Dread, and Outrage220
Conclusion: The Future of Food Safety: Public Health versus Bioterrorism249
AppendixThe Science of Plant Biotechnology277
Notes283
List of Tables327
List of Figures329
Index331

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