Pet Food Politics

The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine

By Marion Nestle
(University of California Press, Hardcover, 9780520257818, 219pp.)

Publication Date: September 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Marion Nestle, acclaimed author of "Food Politics, "now tells the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys. Nestle follows the trail of tainted pet food ingredients back to their source in China and along the supply chain to their introduction into feed for pigs, chickens, and fish in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world. What begins as a problem "merely" for cats and dogs soon becomes an issue of tremendous concern to everyone. Nestle uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, farm animals, and people and identifies glaring gaps in the global oversight of food safety.

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