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Food-safety predictions

(article, Culinate staff)

Bill Marler, an attorney who specializes in food-safety cases, posted his top 10 predicted food-safety challenges for 2009 on his blog last month. On the list: more recalls, disease outbreaks, and contamination scandals. The Ethicurean picked apart Marler's list, taking issue with his inclusion of "local food" as a potential food-safety problem. Yes, food contamination can and will occur, even at cherished mom-and-pop farms, wrote the Ethicurean. But hey, isn't it easier to trace problems back to the source if they're local instead of global?