Making Supper Safe

In Making Supper Safe, Ben Hewitt exposes the vulnerabilities inherent to the US food industry, where the majority of our processing facilities are inspected only once every seven years, and where government agencies lack the necessary ...

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609614127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Food recalls have become so ubiquitous we hardly even notice them. The massive peanut salmonella contamination of 2008–2009 alone killed nine and sickened an estimated 22,500 people; only a few weeks later, contaminated frozen cookie dough sent 35 people to the hospital. These tragic, inexcusable events to which no one is immune are but a symptom of a broader food system malaise. In Making Supper Safe, Ben Hewitt exposes the vulnerabilities inherent to the US food industry, where the majority of our processing facilities are inspected only once every seven years, and where government agencies lack the necessary resources to act on early warning signs. The most dangerous aspect of our food system isn't just its potential to make us acutely ill, but the ever expanding distance between us and our sources of nourishment. Hewitt introduces a vibrant cast of characters and revolutionaries who are reinventing how we grow, process, package, distribute, and protect our food, and even how we protect ourselves. He takes readers inside a food contamination trace-back investigation, goes dumpster diving, and talks to lawyers, policy makers, and families who have been affected by contaminated food. Making Supper Safe explains why we should worry, but it is also a quest to understand how we can learn to trust our food again.

Food Farms and Community

Ben Hewitt, Making Supper Safe: One Man's Quest to Learn the Truth about Food
Safety (New York: Rodale, 2011). 3. Rich Pirog, Timothy Van Pelt, Kamyar
Enshayan, and Ellen Cook, Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa Perspective on
How ...

Author: Lisa Chase

Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press

ISBN: 1611684218

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Throughout the United States, people are increasingly concerned about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and how its production affects individuals and their communities. The answers to these questions reveal a complex web of interactions. While large, distant farms and multinational companies dominate at national and global levels, innovative programs including farmers' markets, farm-to-school initiatives, and agritourism are forging stronger connections between people and food at local and regional levels. At all levels of the food system, energy use, climate change, food safety, and the maintenance of farmland for the future are critical considerations. The need to understand food systems--what they are, who's involved, and how they work (or don't)--has never been greater. Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems takes an in-depth look at critical issues, successful programs, and challenges for improving food systems spanning a few miles to a few thousand miles. Case studies that delve into the values that drive farmers, food advocates, and food entrepreneurs are interwoven with analysis supported by the latest research. Examples of entrepreneurial farms and organizations working together to build sustainable food systems are relevant to the entire country--and reveal results that are about much more than fresh food.

Food Markets Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2014

Eating Dangerously: Why the Government Can't Keep Your Food Safe... and How
You Can. Lanham, MD: Rowman and ... Making Supper Safe: One Man's Quest
to Learn the Truth about Food Safety. New York: Rodale, 2011. Kaufman ...

Author: Mark McWilliams

Publisher: Prospect Books

ISBN: 1909248444

Category: Fairs

Page: 408

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Includes papers presented at the 2014 Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery

The Town That Food Saved

The captivating story of an unassuming community and its extraordinary determination to build a vibrant local food system, The Town That Food Saved is grounded in ideas that will revolutionize the way we eat and, quite possibly, the way we ...

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605291560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Over the past few years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of 3,000 residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America. Even as the recent financial downturn threatens to cripple small businesses and privately owned farms, a stunning number of food-based businesses have grown in the region. The Town That Food Saved is rich with appealing, colorful characters, from the optimistic upstarts creating a new agricultural model to the long-established farmers wary of the rapid change in the region. Hewitt, a journalist and Vermonter, delves deeply into the repercussions of this groundbreaking approach to growing food, both its astounding successes and potential limitations. The captivating story of an unassuming community and its extraordinary determination to build a vibrant local food system, The Town That Food Saved is grounded in ideas that will revolutionize the way we eat and, quite possibly, the way we live.

Slow Democracy

Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home Susan Clark,
Woden Teachout ... —Ben Hewitt, author of The Town that Food Saved and
Making Supper Safe “Slow Democracy is a lively and significant book. Clark and.

Author: Susan Clark

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584137

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 733

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities. Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision making. Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered. Susan Clark and Woden Teachout outline the qualities of real, local decision making and show us the range of ways that communities are breathing new life into participatory democracy around the country. We meet residents who seize back control of their municipal water systems from global corporations, parents who find unique solutions to seemingly divisive school-redistricting issues, and a host of other citizens across the nation who have designed local decision-making systems to solve the problems unique to their area in ways that work best for their communities. Though rooted in the direct participation that defined our nation's early days, slow democracy is not a romantic vision for reigniting the ways of old. Rather, the strategies outlined here are uniquely suited to 21st-century technologies and culture.If our future holds an increased focus on local food, local energy, and local economy, then surely we will need to improve our skills at local governance as well.

Something Safe Something Free

Dark house, dark windows, the one over the porch known for framing a pretty
woman making supper--Before Winter, Before Divorce. The old tin equipment
shed, south of the house, is now home to the dwindling family of baby farm tractor
and ...


Publisher: Janice Daugharty




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Home Grown

The charming story of one family's mission to build a deeper, lasting connection to land and community on their Vermont farm When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, they were eager to ...

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829959

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 968

In this most personal of his books to date, Ben Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in our backyards and beyond. In telling the story of his sons’ unconventional education in the fields and forests surrounding his family’s northern Vermont farm, he demonstrates that the sparks of learning are all around us, just waiting to be discovered. No matter where we live, Home Grown reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process, and that the best education is never confined to a classroom. Hewitt’s story will inspire you to reclaim passion, curiosity, and creativity, not only for your children, but for yourself.


Outlines an approach to wealth and happiness gleaned from the author's experiences with low-income families, challenging popular conceptions about money while offering insight into the functionality of a bankrupt society.

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609614089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 944

Outlines an approach to wealth and happiness gleaned from the author's experiences with low-income families, challenging popular conceptions about money while offering insight into the functionality of a bankrupt society.

Breakfast Dinner and Supper Or What to Eat and how to Prepare it

Including Hygienic and Scientific Cooking, Rules for Dinner Giving; Use of the
Chafing Dish, Menu Cards for All Special ... Canned vegetables , such as peas ,
beans , etc . , are safer to be opened and turned into a colander and a cup of cold

Author: Maud C. Cooke



Category: Cooking, American

Page: 608

View: 627

In the Making

The usual two hours after supper , safe and unalterable . But now two hours
where every minute counted . Two last hours ; and then school . Randal opened
his book . He was reading Great Expectations about the boyhood of Pip , about
Joe ...

Author: George F. Green



Category: Children

Page: 196

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Translating Milan Kundera

In one passage the redhead realises that the ordinary action of making supper
with her lover is the most beautiful moment ... The narrator questions this in two
staccato interrogatives, followed by a torrent of reason, in which the word 'safety'
is ...

Author: Michelle Woods

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847695469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Translating Milan Kundera uses new archival research to view the wider cultural scope of the translation issue involving the controversies surrounding Kundera’s translated novels. It focuses on the language of the novels, Kundera’s ‘lost’ works, writing as translation, interpretation, exile, censorship and the social responses to translated fiction in the Anglophone world.

Making the World Safe for Existence

labor , a bottle of aguardiente , a pack of cigarettes , and a large meal , toward
which each regidor de gasto contributes . ... The regidores de gasto also
organize and sponsor a meal of twelve courses representing the Last Supper for
the ...

Author: Doren L. Slade



Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 788

Looks at the place of saints in the life of a Mexican Indian community

The Complete Guide to Making Your Home Safe

Unless you know someone who has been picking wild plants and mushrooms for
years , without adverse effects - you're best off to decline an invitation to a " wild "
dinner . You wouldn't want to accidentally partake in a side dish of poison ...

Author: Dave Heberle

Publisher: Betterway Publications

ISBN: 9781558703490

Category: House & Home

Page: 209

View: 149

"Excruciatingly attentive to detail and comprehensive in coverage...This home safety book to top all home safety books provides the impetus and specific planning tips to get the safety projects going and even completed". -- Booklist

The Safe Place

Then we will have other decisions to make.” And he wiggled his eyebrows at her
in a mischievous way. She blushed bright red and buried her face in his chest.
Alice said, “Supper is ready when ya'll are.” Kathy put her arm through Honey's
as ...

Author: Patty Dilbeck

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147712473X

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

View: 557

The Safe Place Short Summary Steve Ralls hasnt found the woman of his dreams yet but his oldest brother Michael knows that God has a plan for him. When Steve finds a young woman outside his office that has been severely beaten he makes a decision that changes his life forever. She doesnt know who she is but she realizes that Steves touch and voice are the only things that she can trust. As her health improves she tries to keep a distance between them but is pulled into his life. Before long he and his family are her whole world her security, her family, her support system, her happiness, and most of all he is the lover she has waited for all of her life. He is her safe place.

Making Weight

My second wife enjoyed cooking, and would cook supper for us. This was the ... I
will sometimes order the special, or the same selection that someone else is
ordering as a way of staying safe and letting go of my control over the food. While
I ...

Author: Arnold Andersen

Publisher: Gurze Books

ISBN: 9780936077598

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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The negative body-image epidemic that affects millions of women is also a hidden problem for millions of men. In spite of a decade-long emphasis on health and fitness - or perhaps because of it - more men are suffering from a variety of eating disorders and self-abusive behaviors. Using vignettes from their patients, the authors present a new program to help men overcome these problems. They offer ways to enhance self-image, facts about why diets fail, information about the dangers of using steroids, and a section for women who want to help the men in their life.

Cooking Light Superfast Suppers

Author: Editors of Cooking Light Magazine

Publisher: Oxmoor House

ISBN: 9780848726287

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 569

Introduces a selection of innovative recipes for supper dishes that use no more than ten ingredients and take less than twenty minutes to prepare, as well as a selection of slow-cooker dinners, quick and easy desserts, and other special meals.

Making Paper

It is said at the recent dance that our George tried to take some man's wife to
supper and had to argue better than William ... If der to make Ed enjoy his meal
more . they get the idea that safety means Ed commented on the sweetly
avoiding all ...




Category: Paper industry workers


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Teacher s Guide for Young America Teaching Films

Getting all the necessary information will help Mary to follow her first rule of baby
sitting - KEEP THEM SAFE . ... but , if not , Mary knows that a few minutes solitary
play in the crib will help to digest Baby's supper and soon make her drowsy .

Author: Young America Films



Category: Motion pictures

Page: 243

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Mid Snow and Ice

Whilst the priest or Bishop , making a shovel of his racket , scoops out in the deep
snow a pit of ten or twenty square feet , the other members ... Supper safely got
through , very likely the pipe will be produced - always now a calumet of peace .

Author: Pierre Duchaussois

Publisher: London : Burns, Oates & Washbourne Limited


Category: Indians of North America

Page: 328

View: 328

Food Safety for Bazaars Buffets and Community Suppers

Design and letter five signs to remind volunteers of safe food - handling practices
during a school potluck supper . ... U.S. Department of Agriculture , Washington ,
D.C. The following universities cooperated in making this publication available .

Author: M. Susan Brewer



Category: Bazaars (Charities)

Page: 8

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