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Today on Your Call: How safe is imported food?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about food safety. Fifteen percent of all food in the US is imported, but only one percent of that food is inspected. Over 80 percent of fish and 45 percent of the fresh fruit consumed comes from another country. Why is so little food inspected? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What does food safety mean to you? Do you know where your food comes from? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Michael Doyle, regents professor of food microbiology and director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia

Marion Nestle, consumer activist, nutritionist, and Paulette Goddard professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. Nestle is the author of the forthcoming book, Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics

Patty Lovera, assistant director of Food & Water Watch in Washington DC 

Web Resources:

Food Safety News

Marion Nestle, Food Politics

Garance Burke, AP: Obama’s budget cuts bacteria testing in produce

News21: How safe is your food?

Nicole Gilbert, News21: Tainted Seafood Reaching U.S.

Food & Water Watch