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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Food Safety on the Butcher's Block

Christine Ahn (CASFS Class of 2006) just produced this report on food safety for the Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) think tank.
"On April 11, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a report that found that of the national efforts to improve U.S. food safety, “none of the targets were reached in 2007.” According to the CDC, 76 million Americans – one in four – come down with food poisoning every year. Among the most common is E. coli, a byproduct of the system of industrialized animal agribusiness. Americans have a common perception that the problem stems from food coming from outside the country – from China, say, or Mexico. Instead, it's our food that's the problem."
Complete report here.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 8:32 PM


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