I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
FDA issues guidelines on cloned animals
The FDA says meat from cloned animals is safe and has produced a bunch of web documents to reassure you that you can eat these things. Will the meat be labeled as cloned? Of course not. The FDA guidelines will be up for comment for the next 60 days so if you have an opinion on this development, now is your chance. I particularly recommend the Q’s and A’s on the FDA site. Here’s one example: “Q: Will food from GE animals be in the food supply? A: FDA has so far not approved or authorized any GE animals for use in food. However, we are reviewing applications…We can not predict when we will complete those reviews, but we will not approve any GE animal for food use unless we find that the food from those GE animals is safe.”