Food Safety

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Abandoning the Public Interest
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
Contaminated Meat, Contaminated Water: From Walkerton to Listeria
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
The current listeria outbreak has the feel of deja vu all over again. Once again, we are hearing about companies and industry associations lobbying for fewer inspections and less #interference#, and a...
The Drug Store in American Meat: We're Eating What?
Rosenberg, Martha
Article
2012
Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are c...
The FDA and Frankenfoods: Will the Agency Protect Consumers or the Profits of a Few Corporations
Deasy, Jeff
Article
2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent enforcement letters warning food makers that they cannot label their products as free of genetically modified or genetically engineered ingredients...
GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
Mattis, Kristine
Article
2015
In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in ...
Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx
Wallace, Robert G.
Article
2017
Debunking the claims of industrial poultry producers that multiple outbreaks of bird flu are due to wild waterfowl, instead providing evidence that industrial farming practices are responsible for the...
Meat inspections slashed: Connexions Digest News Brief, 1989
Article
1989
1989 article on greatly reduced inspections of meat products.
Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
2015
In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a ...
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology and Bioterrorism
Nestle, Marion
Book
2003
A critique of "science-based" approaches to food - simply asking "how big is the risk?" leaves out the question of who is imposing that risk and who is taking it.
So Shall We Reap
Tudge, Colin
Book
2003
An expose on the fallout of the present drive for maximum food production at rock-bottom cost, as health scares spiral, rural workers are driven off the land, and poor nations are forced to export the...
When Food Kills
Pennington, T. Hugh
Book
2003
The World Trade Organization: A Citizen's Guide
Shrybman, Steven
Book
1999
Shrybman argues that the WTO not only aggravates envrionmental and social problems, but takes away the tools that governments need to address them.

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Center for Science in the Public Interest
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to pr...
GENEaction
Focussed on banning genetically engineered food in Canada. Actions generally include music, street theatre, workshops etc.
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today * Increases the influence of...
Ontario Public Health Association
To enhance the health of all the people of Ontario and to eliminate all preventable health problems.

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Food safety
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Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness.
Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
Latham, Jonathan
2015
The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.