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Food Safety


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Last month, the Obama administration vowed to upgrade food safety laws for the 21st century. Just last week, traces of salmonella in a central California pistachio processing plant sparked a nationwide recall of the nut. What does the future hold for food safety?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of "Food Politics," "Safe Food," "What to Eat" and "Pet Food Politics"
  • David Acheson, associate commissioner for foods with the FDA
  • Elisa Odabashian, director of the West Coast Office and State Campaign for Consumers' Union, a nonprofit organization working for an equitable and safe marketplace and publisher of Consumer Reports
  • Judith Redmond, co-owner of Full Belly Farm and board member of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers
  • Serena Vinter, senior research associate with Trust For America's Health, a non-profit, non partisan organization dedicated to advancing public health issues in the U.S.

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