Food Safety in the Globalized Food System

As we grow accustomed to eating food from all corners of the planet whenever we have a craving, we have created an efficient way to transport food-borne illnesses across borders. When we ate locally, only the population of a particular area would be affected if there was an outbreak but now, the potential for infecting people is multiplied because food is shipped out from where it grew to distant places. Food safety in this global system is highly compromised. Another reason to eat local and always, always read the label.

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