This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
Peanut butter and pet foods
One more thing about the peanut butter recalls; they affect pet foods. I can’t help saying it, but I did say that pet foods matter (and thanks to OrangeCloud for reminding me). One of the points of Pet Food Politics was to demonstrate that the food supplies for pets, farm animals, and people are one and the same and cannot be separated. If a safety problem affects pet foods, you can be sure that the same kind of problem will affect people food. Examples: melamine in Chinese infant formula, and now peanut butter.
Lots of pet foods, especially treats, contain peanut butter and guess where that peanut butter comes from? It comes from the same plant in Georgia that sends peanut butter everywhere else. Here are the recalled pet foods, so far:
Econofoods (Excluding Wisconsin stores in Sturgeon Bay, Clintonville, Marquette, Holton and Iron Mou
Family Fresh Market
Family Thrift Center
Pick’n Save (Ohio stores in Van Wert and Ironton only)
Wholesale Food Outlet
Recalled pet food ingredients: Peanut Corporation of America or Parnell’s Pride