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“Back to nature”– that’s what many Americans are trying to do with the foods that they buy and eat. They are shopping at farmers’ markets, picking organic foods at their grocery stores, participating in food cooperatives (or co-ops), and some are even growing their own food.  Many people are trying to eat foods that are …

In this editorial, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal (January 2011), the journal’s associate editor Dr. J. Glenn Morris discusses the new estimates of foodborne illness incidence in the United States and what they mean for food safety:

By J. Glenn Morris, Jr. 

How safe …