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Eating Dangerously: Why the Government Can't Keep Your Food Safe ... and How You Can

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Citing a rise in food-borne illnesses in recent years and the challenges posed to consumers in the form of rapidly rising costs, a... Lire la suite
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Citing a rise in food-borne illnesses in recent years and the challenges posed to consumers in the form of rapidly rising costs, an analysis of problems in current food-safety standards explains how to make informed decisions.

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Michael Booth is the lead health care writer for The Denver Post, and has covered health, medicine, health policy and politics throughout his 20-year journalism career. He has made frequent appearances on commercial and public television and radio, and has won the National Education Writers Award, Best of the West and numerous other awards. He was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. He, also, co-led the coverage of the most deadly food-borne illness outbreak of the past century, the cantaloupe listeria illnesses of 2011, with Jennifer Brown and their work for The Denver Post on that story has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Their coverage of the listeria outbreak became the outline for a Congressional committee s scathing report about what went wrong at the source farm and the grocery stores that sold the tainted melons. Their coverage of the outbreak also became the source for American consumers worried about listeria poisoning, as their Denver Post articles were repeatedly picked up by wire services, websites and blogs from California to Florida to Australia. They have also recently consulted on a CNN documentary investigation of the Colorado listeria outbreak. Jennifer Brown, is an investigative reporter with The Denver Post, and has covered health, medicine and health policy for the last decade. Brown led the team covering the two-year debate over national health care reform in 2009 and 2010. She has worked at The Associated Press, The Tyler Morning Telegraph in Texas and The Hungry Horse News in Montana, and has won a National Headliner Award, three Katie Awards and honors from numerous other national and state groups. Brown has also covered the Colorado Legislature, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, criminal justice and education. She, also, co-led the coverage of the most deadly food-borne illness outbreak of the past century, the cantaloupe listeria illnesses of 2011, with Michael Booth and their work for The Denver Post on that story has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. (See above for more on this.)



Texte du rabat

When people get sick from their food, headlines rage. More and more, people are getting sick from food that is supposedly safe. And as the price of food continues to rise, consumers are forced to make decisions about what to eat, how to eat, and what to buy. Eating Dangerously illustrates the problems with current food safety standards and shows readers how they can make informed decisions about what they eat.



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Part One: Should We Be Afraid of Our Food? 1: Sick: It's What's for Dinner. Is Anybody Keeping Our Food Safe? 2: Too Many Cooks, Not Enough Test Tubes: Why a Broken Food-Safety System is Failing to Protect Us 3: Tracing to Safety: The Real-Life "CSI" of an Outbreak 4: The Whole World in Your Kitchen: That Hamburger Came from Five Nations 5: Dirty Dishes: What Happens to the Perpetrators? Part Two: How to Feed Your Family Safely and Sanely 6: Handle with Care - and Bleach - How to Avoid Illness, from the Shopping Cart to the Compost Heap 7: Killer Sprouts and Slimy Spinach: The Most Dangerous Foods May Surprise You 8: Dances with DNA, and Reconsidering Radiation: Will Mad Science Ruin Food or Save It? 9: So Now You're Sick: How to Tell the Difference Between a "Touch of Food Poisoning" and Deadly Illness 10: Eating Healthy and Eating Safe: No, They Aren't the Same Thing

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Titre: Eating Dangerously: Why the Government Can't Keep Your Food Safe ... and How You Can
Sous-titre: Why the Government Can''t Keep Your Food Safe ... And How You Can
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Code EAN: 9781442222663
ISBN: 978-1-4422-2266-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: UK Books
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 200
Poids: 434g
Taille: H238mm x B164mm x T22mm
Année: 2014
Auflage: New.

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