On today's Your Call we’ll talk about how we regulate imported food, which now accounts for about 15 percent of what we eat in the US. Due to a recent spike in illnesses from contaminated food imports, the Obama administration has proposed tightening up regulations through the Food Safety Modernization Act. What do you want to know about where your food comes from and how it’s processed? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Hana Baba and you.
Michele Simon, public health lawyer; author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How Fight Back; and a policy consultant for the Center for Food Safety
Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU; blogger for “Food Matters” column in SF Chronicle; and author of “Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics” and “Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics.”
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Food Safety Magazine: FSMA Rule Promulgation Marches On, But Final Deadlines Remain Uncertain
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