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Does your perception of food risks closely mirror the real risks? The reality is not what you think it is! Nobody would expect to die of cyanide poisoning after eating an almond cake - but if you tell them there is cyanide in it, they might think at least twice about eating it. Do you know that you are spreading an aerosol of Camphylobacter bacteria around your kitchen and on other food that may lay around - and thus creating possibly life-threatening toxins - just by washing an oven-ready chicken from the supermarket before roasting it?
The author, Ian Shaw, PhD, discusses all these and many other important problems and questions - ranging from GM food to natural toxins - in his easily understandable, passionate, yet authoritative and informative book. But in contrast to many other authors, Ian Shaw sets the risks of food, foodborne pathogens and food contaminats in the context of life's risks. Enjoyment of food and eating is a benefit that far outweighs the risks, at least if everybody is aware of those risks and uses measures to minimize them.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 8, 2005
ISBN 3540212868 ISBN13 9783540212867
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More About Ian C. Shaw & Margaret Tanner
Ian Shaw is lecturer in Egyptian archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is author of "Ancient Egyptian Warfare and Weapons," co-author (with Paul Nicholson) of "The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt "and "Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology," and the editor of the "Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt." He has published articles in various journals and books, and has excavated in Europe, Egypt and North America.
Robert Jameson is a freelance writer and archaeologist. He is also co-author of a monograph titled "Hatnub: An Ancient Egyptian Quarrying Site" and has published a number of articles in the "Journal of Egyptian Archaeology" and in edited volumes. His field work includes extensive archaeological surveying in the Eastern desert of Egypt, while his special interests include the early prehistory of Europe and material culture studies.