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Americans are afraid of their food. And for good reason. In 2011, the deadliest food-borne illness outbreak in a century delivered killer listeria bacteria on innocuous cantaloupe never before suspected of carrying that pathogen. Nearly 50 million Americans will get food poisoning this year. Spoiled, doctored or infected food will send more than 100,000 people to the hospital. Three thousand will die. We expect, even assume, our government will protect our food, but how often do you think a major U.S. food farm get inspected by federal or state officials? Once a year? Every harvest? Twice a decade? Try never. Eating Dangerously sheds light on the growing problem and introduces readers to the very real, very immediate dangers inherent in our food system.

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Michael Booth

Michael Booth is the best-selling, award-winning author of five works of non-fiction.'Just As Well I'm Leaving - To the Orient with Hans Christian Andersen', nominated for an Irish Times first time author award. 'Sacré Cordon Bleu', a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. 'Sushi and Beyond', which won a Guild of Food Writers award and has recently become a best seller in translation in Japan. 'Eat, Pray, Eat', which was nominated for a British Press Award. 'The Almost Nearly Perfect People - Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia', also a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.His writing appears regularly in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveller magazine among many other publications globally. He is a correspondent for Monocle magazine and Monocle 24 radio, and travels regularly to give talks and lectures on the Nordic lands.www.michael-booth.com

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