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Tom Philpott – Risk, bacteria, and the tragedy of food-safety reform

From Grist:

Risk, bacteria, and the tragedy of food-safety reform

Senate food-safety bill S. 510 represents a very small step in the right direction, so long as it doesn’t crush the alternative food systems that are emerging to challenge Big Food. But it doesn’t address the big underlying problem: the hazard that comes from concentrating huge amounts of production in relatively small spaces. Consider the example of two dairy operations — a big factory farm vs. a small-scale cheese maker.

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