Making Our Food Less Safe by Russell Pryor

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Proposed changes to poultry inspection will make an already dangerous industry even more so, reports Russell Pryor.
July 30, 2012

“THIS IS a very bad idea,” one inspector recently said of proposed changes to federal regulations of the chicken industry. The inspector has much to worry about. And so do 200,000 Southern poultry workers and millions of consumers.

The politics of austerity are boring their way into the food system. A brief overview of the current crisis and its historical context suggests that this is nothing new. It does, however, provide insights into how our side can fight for safer food.

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