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Food News Aggregator Compacts Topics For Quick, Reliable Read
Where do Americans get their food news? Two sources:
1 - Overwhelmingly the winner in numbers must be credited to the collective following: Food pages of daily newspapers, TV Food Network, Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines, food labels from cans and product boxes, and aging recipes from Betty Crocker or family collections. All provide ingredients with measurements and cooking times. What's missing: Sources and sanitation aspects of what is going on to our plates.
2 - Intent: www.foodmessalert.com or the former imprimatur, USA Dining Network, is not involved with recipes, cooking demos, chef personalities or product names, This Network website is concerned with food issues, recalls, virus alerts such as botulism and E.coli, illicit food imports of possible contamination and most importantly, the existing food science and technology of the industry. For that quick read in a busy country, this Network uses search algorithms to find articles spread throughout the biosphere, the Internet. This Website's primary purpose is to provide talking points for two radio formats - A local talk show for a Columbus, Ohio, audience; and one with national food professionals for a network-satellite radio audience. Both productions: Food news with attitude. .
About the sources:
* The Wall Street Journal, while fixed on hard business news sourced from stock and commodity exchanges around the world, provides deep coverage of water and food issues.
* CDC - Centers for Disease Control, the world's greatest research organization, issues multiple advisories daily on diseases, food matters, travel threats, food recalls. One problem: Once online with CDC, where to start?
* NRNews - Nation's Restaurant News, the ultimate restaurant trade magazine seldom seen by the average listener. The Network reads it closely.
* IFT Newsletter - Institute of Food Technologists. IFT is a not-for-profit international scientific society with 22,000 members working in food science - a vital field in view of today's threats facing our water sources and food treatment. At times daily alerts are months ahead of government agencies. The Network pays attention.
* CNN - Lou Dobbs nightly breaks food news of a critical nature. While his quick hits are little more than headlines, they provide leads to be expanded upon here as TALK Topics. Callers invited.
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