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Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology and Bioterrorism

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.567-a (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:567
  1. Richard Mayon-White, epidemiologist (richard.mayon-white@public-health.oxford.ac.uk)
  1. Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford

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    Marion Nestle

    University of California Press, £19.95/$27.50, pp 356 ISBN 0 520 23292 5

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    There is much distrust of both the food industry and the ability of government agencies to protect the public from unsafe food. The current debate over genetically modified (GM) crops is a good example of the concern. One of the reasons for the distrust is that scientific risk assessments do not convince the many people who make value based judgments on the safety of consumer products. Another factor is that safety, whether …

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