Food safety is a matter of intense public concern, and for good reason. Millions of annual cases of food 'poisonings' raise alarm not only about the food served in restaurants and fast-food outlets but also about foods bought in supermarkets. The introduction of genetically modified foods - immediately dubbed 'Frankenfoods' - only adds to the general sense of unease. Finally, the events of September 11, 2001, heightened fears by exposing the vulnerability of food and water supplies to attacks by bioterrorists. How concerned should we be about such problems? Who is responsible for preventing them? Who benefits from ignoring them? Who decides? Marion Nestle, author of the critically acclaimed "Food Politics", argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures. It involves politics. When it comes to food safety, billions of dollars are at stake, and industry, government, and consumers collide over issues of values, economics, and political power - and not always in the public interest. Although the debates may appear to be about science, Nestle maintains that they really are about control: Who decides when a food is safe? She demonstrates how powerful food industries oppose safety regulations, deny accountability, and blame consumers when something goes wrong, and how century-old laws for ensuring food safety no longer protect our food supply. Accessible, informed, and even-handed, "Safe Food" is for anyone who cares how food is produced and wants to know more about the real issues underlying today's headlines.
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Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction: Food Safety is Political PART ONE: RESISTING FOOD SAFETY 1. The Politics of Foodborne Illness: Issues and Origins 2. Resisting Meat and Poultry Regulation. 1974-1994 3. Attempting to Control Food Pathogens, 1994-2002 4. Achieveing Safe Food: Alternatives PART TWO: SAFETY AS A SURROGATE: THE IRONIC POLITICS OF FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY 5. Peddling Dreams: Promises versus Reality 6. Risks and Benefits: Who Decides? 7. The Politics of Government Oversight 8. The Politics of Consumer Concern: Distrust, Dread, and Outrage Conclusion: The Future of Food Safety: Public versus Bioterrorism Appendix: The Science of Plant Biotechnology. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0520232925
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0520232925
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Printing. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0520232925
Descrizione libro Univ Of California Pr, 2003. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condizione libro: Neu. Neu Neuware, new item; Lieferung vom Verlag mit leichten Qualitätsmängeln möglich - 0 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria INF1000339056
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110520232925