Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture.
From insects that chomp on chocolate and strawberries to grain weevils and fruit flies, the food we eat is not ours alone. Virtually everything we consume is a target for thousands of creatures, some of them harmful to our health and some helpful. Filled with fascinating facts, Disgusting Food Invaders welcomes young readers to feast their eyes on a host of tiny, uninvited dinner guests. Combines vivid, full-color microscope images.
A young chef is the only one who can protect her town from an onslaught of scientifically enhanced, highly addictive potatoes. Yasmina isn't like the other kids in her city. She might be an oddball, but no one can deny that Yasmina has a flair for food. All she needs to whip up a gourmet meal is a recipe from her cookbook and fresh vegetable form the community garden. But everything changes when the garden is bulldozed and replaced with a strange...
Presents case studies involving many of the diseases that can be caused by ingesting unsafe foods. Find out what happens when a problem is detected, how government agencies attempt to inspect and protect our food supplies, and what we can do to carefully prepare and handle foods to keep ourselves safe.
"Offers basic consumer health information about animal-, insect-, food-, and water-borne diseases, their outbreaks, tips to protect yourself and others, along with epidemiology of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Includes a directory of organizations for additional help and information"--
"Provides comprehensive information on Earth's food supply and its protection, the interrelationships of the natural world, environmental problems both natural and man-made, the relative risks associated with these problems, and solutions for resolving and/or preventing them"--Provided by publisher.
Examines the largest salmonella outbreak on record, sickening six hundred people in sixteen months, and the inability of U.S. food safety officials to adequately prepare for the threat posed by the more dangerous strains of the bacteria.
Have you ever gotten sick from something you ate? You might have had a foodborne illness. Careless handling can introduce germs into the food supply germs that can make us sick. Vegetables, eggs, meat, and even water can carry viruses and bacteria that upset our digestive system. Foodborne illnesses are in the news as people are warned of outbreaks and investigators work to find the sources and prevent future contamination. Headline Science uses news...
Describes common -- and serious -- food-borne illnesses, how they're spread, and how they can be prevented through careful food handling and proper food preparation. Tips for selecting safe food at the market and the optimal temperatures for cooking meats and eggs are covered as well.