TS Biased Transmission Tonight: recent food scares--melamine, mercury, salmonella--and what can be done about it
Danny L. Yeager
yeager at mail.chem.tamu.edu
Wed Feb 11 10:46:19 CST 2009
On today's Biased Transmission on KEOS 89.1 FM 6-7 PM we'll have a
discussion with James E. McWilliams who is an associate professor of
history at Texas State University at San Marcos and a fellow at Yale
University's Agrarian Studies Program. Dr. McWilliams is a historian
of food and culture, specializing in colonial America, and is a
frequent contributor to the Texas Observer, Washington Post, and the
New York Times, writing on a variety of issues related to food, past
and present. His most recent book is American Pests: The Losing War
on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT . This is his second appearance
on Biased Transmission. In November he discussed pest control
strategies before synthetic chemicals, Thaddeus Harris and his role
in applied entomology, the first entomologists and their goals, why
the transition to synthetic chemicals took place when it did, the
connection between warfare and insecticides, how chemicals companies
avoided public criticism, the fight over the health implications of
chemical insecticides, and DDT and Rachel Carson's impact.
On tonight's show he'll discuss recent food scares--melamine,
mercury, salmonella--and what can be done about it.
It should be an interesting and informative show. Tune in if you can
to Biased Transmission on KEOS 89.1 FM 6-7 PM tonight.
One final note: on Thursday, February 12, Dr. McWilliams will give a
free lecture entitled "Rice, Beans & Cornbread: The African
Influences on American Cuisine", in Kleberg 126 at Texas A&M
University, from 11:30-1 as part of the CommUnity Conversations series..
Phone and FAX at home: (979) 696-8695
Phone and FAX at work: (979) 845-3436
Cell: (979) 777-8758
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