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Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Safety of Our Food

Must Watch! Why hamburger is a gamble: A look at the bacteria dangerous to our health found in the foods that we eat.

Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose takes a look at food safety with David Kessler, former FDA commissioner, Michael Pollan, Michael Moss and Dr. Jeffrey Bender.

Click here to watch the video:
Food Safety 10/21/09

*A look at food safety with David Kessler, author of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.
*Michael Pollan, Michael Moss and Dr. Jeffrey Bender

Here is the NY Times Front Page piece by Michael Moss discussed on the program:
E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection

The New York Times looks into why E coli bacteria in a Cargill hamburger put a Minnesota woman into a coma for nine weeks and then crippled her.

Here is what they found a tainted hamburger to be made from:

mix of slaughterhouse trimmings and a mash-like product derived from scraps that were ground together at a plant in Wisconsin. The ingredients came from slaughterhouses in Nebraska, Texas and Uruguay, and from a South Dakota company that processes fatty trimmings and treats them with ammonia to kill bacteria.


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There's no reason to drink cow's milk at any time in your life. It was designed for calves, not humans, and we should all stop drinking it today.
~~Dr. Frank A. Oski,
Former Director of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University