Event: Brooklyn Food Coalition on Tuesday, April 30th!

bittmanFinal_letter_c_02-reduced (1)I will be speaking at the Brooklyn Food Coalition on Tuesday. Order tickets here. Proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition–working toward a healthy, just and sustainable food system for all!

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Food Safety Reform Is A Mess

By Tom Laskawy

[Tom Laskawy blogs on food and the environment at Grist.org, Beyond Green, and now here at markbittman.com. IMHO, he's not only among the best researchers in the field, he's a voice of (non-dogmatic) reason and a fine writer. His work has appeared in the The New York Times Online, Slate, The New Republic and The American Prospect. - mb]

My considered analysis of food safety in the U.S.? It’s an unmitigated disaster.

Salmonella in peanut butter made by a single manufacturer causes deaths, sickness and the recall of thousands of different products from store shelves. Over ten million pounds of beef have been recalled since President Obama took office. Indeed, the ongoing food safety crisis that is industrial ground beef inspired NYT writer Michael Moss to write a piece that won a Pulitzer.

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