First published in February 2013, Updated March 1, 2014, with response to Professor Lusk's claims:
Dear Professor Jayson Lusk,
Is food really safer these days?
Take a look: Australian Salmonella Cases Nearly Doubled Over Past 10 Years; Interactive and integrated food recalls between the U.S. and Canada - http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/food-recalls/
View: Trends in Foodborne Illness in the United States
The food technology advancements and rate of food availability worldwide, and food preparation convenience that you cited show evidence of progress. However, many preventable things are happening that makes one realize that, as apparently as “solid science trumps food fear”, greedy profiteering appears to trump the sense of social responsibility within the industry. Food is actually killing consumers. Even wasted food is deadly to some. Read: Evidenceof a Shameful Social Responsibility Failure. . .