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This Time It's Peanuts: Food Scares and Food Production

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In the largest food recall in US history, more than eighteen hundred products containing peanuts have been pulled from grocery shelves. A salmonella contamination in peanuts has been linked to nine deaths and six hundred illnesses. The outbreak is the latest in a long line of food scares. What went wrong at the Georgia processing plant that shipped peanuts that the owner knew were contaminated? Is the Food and Drug Administration doing enough to make sure food is safe? How do laws affect what we eat? Does the system itself need to be overhauled?

Credits

Guests:
Gardiner Harris - New York Times - @GardinerHarris, Caroline Smith DeWaal - Food Safety Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Marion Nestle - New York University - @marionnestle, Joel Salatin - Polyface Farms, Brian Halweil - Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute

Host:
Sara Terry