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The Resource Poisons on our plates : the real food safety problem in the United States, Michele Morrone

Poisons on our plates : the real food safety problem in the United States, Michele Morrone

Label
Poisons on our plates : the real food safety problem in the United States
Title
Poisons on our plates
Title remainder
the real food safety problem in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Michele Morrone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The safety of our food supply is an environmental health issue that affects every American citizen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 76 million people in the United States suffer from foodborne illnesses every year. Microbiological contamination-bacteria, viruses, and parasites-is the leading cause of foodborne illness. Morrone faults the media for focusing the anxieties of the American public on such issues as irradiated food, genetically modified foods, and mad cow disease, while ignoring the microbial foodborne pathogens that are running amok in our food supply-except when point-source outbreaks of E. coli in spinach and green onions or salmonella in peanut butter sicken thousands of people at once. Many readers will be alarmed to learn from Poisons on Our Plates that there is no federal environmental health policy or agency that controls the bacteria and viruses in our food supply. The FDA Food Code and various voluntary systems overseen by local health departments are woefully inadequate. Drawing on disturbing stories told by food safety professionals as well as on statistical studies, the author paints a grimly fascinating picture of the impact of bacteria and viruses on our food supply and how they can make us sick. Morrone examines the increased risks that come with the rise in food imports from high-contamination countries such as China and Mexico. She advocates major changes to our nation's environmental health policies in order to control the growing dangers that foodborne illness pose to public health
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1962-
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Morrone, Michele
Dewey number
363.19/26
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1258
LC item number
.M66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
RA1258
NAL item number
.M66 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 701
NLM item number
M883p 2008
Series statement
Politics and the environment,
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  • Food
  • Food contamination
  • Food
  • Food industry and trade
Label
Poisons on our plates : the real food safety problem in the United States, Michele Morrone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-163) and index
Contents
  • 4.
  • Floating viruses
  • 5.
  • There is something in the water
  • 6.
  • Ready-to-eat?
  • 7.
  • Consumer beware
  • 8.
  • Unusual priorities : from bad apples to mad cows
  • Series foreword
  • Bibliography and further reading
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Food microbiology 101
  • 2.
  • Vegetables can be hazardous to your health
  • 3.
  • Rotten eggs and peanut butter
Control code
ocn213304141
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 169 p.
Isbn
9780313349751
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010985
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o213304141
  • (OCoLC)213304141
Label
Poisons on our plates : the real food safety problem in the United States, Michele Morrone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-163) and index
Contents
  • 4.
  • Floating viruses
  • 5.
  • There is something in the water
  • 6.
  • Ready-to-eat?
  • 7.
  • Consumer beware
  • 8.
  • Unusual priorities : from bad apples to mad cows
  • Series foreword
  • Bibliography and further reading
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Food microbiology 101
  • 2.
  • Vegetables can be hazardous to your health
  • 3.
  • Rotten eggs and peanut butter
Control code
ocn213304141
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 169 p.
Isbn
9780313349751
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010985
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o213304141
  • (OCoLC)213304141

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