Safe at any scale? Food scares, food regulation, and scaled alternatives

@article{DeLind2008SafeAA,
  title={Safe at any scale? Food scares, food regulation, and scaled alternatives},
  author={Laura B. DeLind and Philip H. Howard},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
  year={2008},
  volume={25},
  pages={301-317}
}
The 2006 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, traced to bagged spinach from California, illustrates a number of contradictions. The solutions sought by many politicians and popular food analysts have been to create a centralized federal agency and a uniform set of production standards modeled after those of the animal industry. Such an approach would disproportionately harm smaller-scale producers, whose operations were not responsible for the epidemic, as well as reduce the agroecological diversity… CONTINUE READING

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