Danger: EAT at Your Own Risk

Wagner Food Policy Alliance Brown Bag with Lauren Bush
Rudin Forum
Wednesday, April 4 ~ 12-1 PM

"Each year, one in six Americans — 48 million people — gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." Ineffective food safety practices often fail to detect foodborne disease outbreaks and often nobody knows why people get sick or what food to blame.*

Join Wagner graduate student Lauren Bush as she discusses her personal story of foodborne illness and the advocacy role she has since taken in the food safety campaign. After eating a bowl of contaminated spinach, Lauren was out four months of her life and her insurance company had to pay $50,000 in medical bills. Lauren will share her story and shed light on our nation's food safety system and the policy debates, as well as ways for students to inform themselves on these issues.

*Read more on the News 21, How Safe is Your Food site at http://foodsafety.news21.com/2011/overview and listen to Lauren at http://foodsafety.news21.com/2011/safety/prevention.