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Food System Raises Risk of Widespread Contamination


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An increasing number of outbreaks of food-borne illness have given many the impression that the U.S. food supply is spiraling out of control. And in fact, it could be a lot safer -- there are real reasons to worry.

A centralized food system can allow a single batch of contaminated food to hurt people across the country. A single jalapeño pepper patch in Mexico may have sickened 1,400 people more than 40 states over a four-month period in 2008.


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