Friday, August 22, 2008

Marion Nestle's forthcoming book, Pet Food Politics

I look forward to reading this, forthcoming in September from nutrition expert and blogger Marion Nestle.
Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine

... the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys. Nestle follows the trail of tainted pet food ingredients back to their source in China and along the supply chain to their introduction into feed for pigs, chickens, and fish in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world. What begins as a problem "merely" for cats and dogs soon becomes an issue of tremendous concern to everyone. Nestle uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, farm animals, and people and identifies glaring gaps in the global oversight of food safety.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is most interesting is how they want to downsize the government and gut inspections for our food supply. Consider this when you vote. Killing us is just a by product of politics.