Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

You will now....A new law went into effect yesterday requiring manufacturers and suppliers to label where your food comes from. You will be able to tell if the ingredients are imported or local. Food safety groups have lobbied for labeling for years but the meat industry and grocery chains have fought labeling stating it would be burdensome and increase the cost of the food. See the MSNBC article, Long-sought food labeling law takes effect today, for more information or check out the USDA website.

To find out more about food safety, check out our new table top display of books. The display includes the following titles:

Food Safety: a reference handbook
TX 531 R44 2007

Environmental Poisons in Our Food
RA 601 .M55 1993

Twinkie Deconstructed: my journey to discover how the ingredients found in processed foods are grown, mined (yes, mined), and manipulated into what America eats
TX 553 A3 E85 2007

Your Right to Know:
genetic engineering and the secret changes in your food
TP 248 .65 F66 K56 2007

Kitchen Literacy:
how we lost knowledge of where food comes from and why we need to get it back
TX 645 V55 2008

Death by Supermarket:
the fattening, dumbing down, and poisoning of America
HD 9005 D47 2007

Labeling Genetically Modified Food: the philosophical and legal debate
TP248.65.F66 L33 2007

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