Pet Food Politics The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine

ISBN-10: 0520265890
ISBN-13: 9780520265899
Edition: 2010
Authors: Marion Nestle
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Marion Nestleis Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She is the author ofWhat to Eatand, from UC Press,Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; andPet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine. Malden Nesheim is Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. He is coauthor (with Marion Nestle) ofFeed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Catand (with Ann L. Yaktine) of the Institute of Medicine reportSeafood Choices: Balancing Benefits and Risks.

Introduction
A Recall to Break All Records
A Brief Historical Digression
The Sequence of Events
What Is Menu Foods?
Menu's Muddled Response: What, When, and Where
The Cat and Dog Body Count
A Toxic False Alarm: Aminopterin
At Last the Culprit: Melamine
Melamine: A Source of Dietary Nitrogen
Melamine: A Fraudulent Adulterant, But Puzzling
How Much Melamine Was in the Pet Food?
Mystery Solved: Cyanuric Acid
The China Connection
More Melamine: Rice and Corn �Proteins�
More Melamine Eaters: Farm Animals and People
The FDA's Response
Repercussion #1: China's Food Safety System
Repercussion #2: The China Backlash
Repercussion #3: The FDA in Crisis
Repercussion #4: Pet Food Politics
Appendix: The Melamine Recalls List
Notes
List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Index

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