"Is It Safe to Eat?" clearly and carefully examines and clarifies the sometimes bewildering issues that we all can master so we can adjust our behavior to lead healthier, less anxiety-ridden lives.
Noted food expert and author, Ian Shaw, also places the risks of food, food-born pathogens and food contaminants into the context of life’s overall risks.
His easily understandable, passionate, yet authoritative and informative book helps you get a handle on the key issues such as GM food, cancer-causing agents and agrochemicals, natural toxins, BSE, E. coli, and more.
Shaw makes the case that enjoyment of food and eating is a benefit that far outweighs the risks, at least if everyone is aware of those risks and takes sensible measures to minimize them.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of Contents
Food safety through the ages.- Food is just one of life’s risks.- Bacteria in food – good or bad?.- Viruses.- Mad Cow Disease and the elusive prion.- Natural toxins in food.- Agrochemical residues in food.- Gender bending chemicals in food.- Genetically modified food.- Is it safe to eat?