MindPop 41: Food Safety, Food Politics

E. coli. Listeria. Salmonella. When you turn on the news, it’s hard not to hear about some tragic outbreak caused by lettuce, or beef, or something unknown. Why do outbreaks occur with such regularity? Is a failure of big government? Or is it big business putting profits above its customers? Or is it a regulatory state that is underfunded and overtasked? Timothy Lytton, Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State University, gives us some answers.

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Music credit: Glasstress by Max Casacci and Daniele Mana/ spoken word audio added to the original Creative Commons License

Photo: Atlanta, Georgia, June 2019