Safe Food The Politics of Food Safety

ISBN-10: 0520266064

ISBN-13: 9780520266063

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Marion Nestle

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Food safety is a matter of intense public concern. This text argues that ensuring safe food involves politics. It shows how powerful food industries oppose safety regulations, deny accountability and blame consumers when something goes wrong.
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List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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.

Preface to the 2010 Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Food Safety Is Political
Resisting Food Safety
The Politics of Foodborne Illness: Issues and Origins
Resisting Meat and Poultry Regulation, 1974-1994
Attempting Control of Food Pathogens, 1994-2002
Achieving Safe Food: Alternatives
Safety as a Surrogate: The Ironic Politics of Food Biotechnology
Peddling Dreams: Promises versus Reality
Risks and Benefits: Who Decides?
The Politics of Government Oversight
The Politics of Consumer Concern: Distrust, Dread, and Outrage
Conclusion: The Future of Food Safety: Public Health versus Bioterrorism
Appendix: The Science of Plant Biotechnology
List of Tables
List of Figures
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