About Safe and Unsafe Foods

An Apple A Day: The Myths, Misconceptions and Truths About The Foods We Eat

by Joe Schwarcz, Ph.D., 2009
Contrary to widespread rumors, the author tells us, no research results prove that the artificial sweetener aspartame causes cancer. Yes, he agrees, small doses of aspirin can be a life-saver, but an overdose can kill The author’s conclusions, which often contradict popular beliefs, are documented by research.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz is an award-winning food chemist and director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society in Montreal.
Food Alert! The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety

by Morton Satin, 2008
This what, where, when, and why of food safety raises consumer awareness about the dangers of food-borne diseases. Topics cover sources of illness in fields and factories, common causes and prevention at home and at restaurants; proper handling, preparing, and storing food at home; how to recognize symptoms of food-borne illnesses; and safe eating while traveling.
The author, Morton Satin, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He headed the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization’s Agribusiness program for 16 years and has published 5 textbooks and more than 250 scientific and lay publications on food-borne diseases and related subjects.

Poisons on Our Plates: The Real Food Safety Problem in the United States

by Michele Morrone, 2008
About 76 million Americans suffer from food-borne illneses each year, the author points out. Contributing factors, says Morrone, are a shortage of food sanitation professionals available to make inspections, increasing imports from countries such as China and Mexico that too often bring in contamination, and the lack of FDA and USDA oversight needed to focus on ways to avoid viral and bacterial contamination of foods.
Morrone is Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science, and the Director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University, past Chief of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Education, and the author or co-author of more than 45 publications.

How To Manage Your Child’s Life-Threatening Food Allergies

by Linda Coss, 2009
Because she is the mother of a highly allergic child, Coss has searched for and found, through research and experience, many ways to deal effectively with dangerous food allergies. In chapters such as the following--“Preparing for and Treating Severe Allergic Reactions” and “Teaching Others about Your Child’s Food Allergies”—she provides guidance for the worried and perhaps uninformed parent. She also discusses such matters as grocery shopping and safe eating at home and at school.
Coss has also written two food allergy cookbooks.


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