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"Praised by Kirkus Reviews as `A first-rate work of journalism in the public interest'...Fox examines how changes in the human relationship with food is increasing the rate of food-borne illnesses."
|1||The Index Case||3|
|2||Policing the Pathogens||26|
|3||The Changing Nature of Foodborne Disease||48|
|4||The Paradox of Change||71|
|5||Trade: A Passport for Pathogens||99|
|6||The Movable Microbial Feast||115|
|7||Super Salmonella and the Bad Egg||137|
|8||Campylobacter and the Poultry Connection||178|
|9||The Hamburger Bacteria||211|
|10||New Pathogens and the Politics of Denial||264|
|11||The Madness Behind Mad Cows||291|
|12||Caught with Our Defenses Down||335|
|13||A Reluctant Vegetarian and the Search for Clean Food||358|
|Epilogue: The Andersons' Calves||381|
|Appendix: Eating and Cooking Safely: Short-term Defense Tactics||393|
Posted March 6, 2014
The book Spoiled by Nicholas Fox is an intriguing and insightful look into the agriculture industry.
Each chapter discusses a food borne illness caused by a large variety of things including water contamination,
and non strict regulations. Through anecdotes and studies this book displays the tragic rising of disease.
Although the anecdotes are interesting and provide good pathos appeal it ends up being repetitive as each
chapter has one to start it out and decreases in effectiveness each time. A primary part of the book is the
frustration towards isolating and finding the cause of these diseases and I found it extremely frustrating as the
reader to have it reiterated so many times in occasionally excruciating detail. While informative the repetition is
annoying. However I found this book to be very well organized, nothing was out of place and stayed on topic. It
stayed consistent with the order of topics in the chapters which made navigation straightforward and
uncomplicated. The research done in this was immense and impressive and well thought out. The topic I
enjoyed reading about the most was the reasoning behind the outbreaks and thought it was the best part of this
book. The language was easily understandable and provided a clear information. Even though I was
disappointed that most of the book focused on the problem instead of the solution I would recommend others.
Overall this book would be a 4 out of 5 stars it addressed an exciting topic and was well researched and had