This lecture, presented by Town Hall Seattle and sponsored by PCC Community Markets, is titled “Ask Marion: The Politics of Food and Nutrition.” It’s at 7:30 pm Seattle time and 10:30 pm New York time. Get tickets here.
Eating Liberally: melamine again
Kat’s question for me is “Shouldn’t the FDA keep melamine out of our domestic food chain?” Well yes. It should. And thanks to Sokie Lee for forwarding the Mao poster from her “say no to made in China” campaign. Still, I don’t think we should be too xenophobic about China. After all, its food safety system is about where ours was before we got food and drug laws in 1906. It’s just a lot bigger and more complicated so it has even more work to do to keep its – and our – food safe. And here’s Sokie’s poster in miniature: