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Marion Nestle's food-safety list

(article, Culinate staff)

Last summer, food-safety activist Bill Marler blogged about what he would do with a food-safety magic wand if he had one. Now nutritionist and activist Marion Nestle has taken up Marler's theme, posting her own list of tips for making sure our food is safe. 

Marler had six suggestions; Nestle has eight, ranging from the obvious (creating a single federal agency responsible for food safety, thereby bridging the gaps between the FDA and the USDA) to the unusual (mandating public funding for all elections, to ensure electing "officials who care more about public health than corporate health"). With the new FDA food-safety bill recently signed into law by President Obama, now's the best time to catch up on this fundamental issue.