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:
I will be discussing Let’s Ask Marion with Clark Wolf as part of the Fales Library Critical Topics Series at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom. It’s free but registration is required—here.