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Is Our Food Safe?: A Consumer's Guide to Protecting Your Health and the Environment

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Every day, new warnings emerge about the safety of the food in our markets, school cafeterias, and restaurants. As industry and government officials rush in with reassurancesand food alarmists call for drastic changes in the American dietordinary consumers are caught in the middle.Is Our Food Safe'separates the facts from the rumors and offers straightforward, reliable advice on how to protect your health and the environment without going to extremes. Is Our Food Safe'answers common questions about the safety of meat, dairy products, fish, fruits, and other foods that make up our daily diet. It assesses the positive and negative aspects of genetically engineered foods, compares organic and conventionally produced foods, and makes recommendations about when (and if) you should choose local suppliers over industry giants. It also explains which foods to eat and which to avoid if you are concerned about clean water and air and a safe environment. Finally, it provides valuable information on how you can improve the quality of the food available in your communities, including specific issues to raise with grocers and food service providers.

About the Author

Warren Leon is executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and coauthor of The Consumer’s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices.

Caroline Smith DeWaal is director of the Food Safety Program at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The publisher of Nutrition Action Healthletter, CSPI has been working for a healthier, safer food supply since 1971.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307421111
Subtitle:
A Consumer's Guide to Protecting Your Health and the Environment
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Warren Leon and Caroline Smith DeWaal with the Center for Science in the Public Interest
Author:
Caroline Smith DeWaal
Author:
Leon, Warren
Author:
Dewaal, Caroline Smith
Author:
Smith Dewaal, Caroline
Author:
Warren Leon
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Healthy Living
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Healthy Living
Subject:
Nutritionally induced diseases
Subject:
Food contamination
Subject:
Environmental health
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Food and Famine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Subject:
Nature : Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020625
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
253

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Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » General
Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » Nutrition
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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