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Food Contamination is On the Rise. Here’s What History Can Teach Us About How to Stop It.

America Dissected

Incision Media LLC

Politics, News, Society & Culture

4.74.4K Ratings

🗓️ 21 November 2023

⏱️ 52 minutes

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One of the hallmarks of living in a high-income country is that we can usually take food safety for granted. But what happens when food contamination recalls are on the rise? Food contamination was a full-blown epidemic at the turn of the 20th century. Abdul reflects on how much behind-the-scenes work goes into keeping food safe. Then he interviews Deborah Blum, a science journalist and author of two books about the history of food safety about what the history of food safety regulation should teach us about the future.

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It read, and I quote, certain cinnamon apple sauce puree pouches recalled due to high levels of lead.


Lead in apples sauce in the United States in 2023. We assume that the food


we eat is safe and secure, that in the richest most powerful country in the world, the stuff


you put into your body won't make you sick.


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