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John Jacobs

Making Supper Safe Why We've Lost Trust in Our Food and How We Can Get It Back Ben Hewitt Rodale: 265 pp., $24.99 The statistics are shocking: "More than 200,000 Americans are sickened by food every day, and each year 325,000 of us will be hospitalized because we ate contaminated food. Most tragically, over the next 52 weeks, 5,194 of us will die from a foodborne condition." As sobering as these numbers are, Ben Hewitt is no preacher; his goal is to understand how, in spite of improved technology, regulation and medical know-how, we have become persistently in danger of being sickened by our food. Hewitt interviews doctors, farmers, politicians and even victims of various...