News item, Feb. 5, 2009:
Kmart issues recall due to salmonella risk
Feb. 1, 2009:
Salmonella-tainted peanut products spark public fury
(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Jan. 22, 2009:
In peanut-salmonella outbreak, 125-plus products recalled
Commentary, Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 6, 2009.
"America's food supply has never been safer."
by David Martosko
(David Martosko is the director of research for the Center for Consumer Freedom, which is supported by restaurant and food comapnies.)
Remarkably, Martosko did not even allude to the peanut panic. His column (which should have been a letter to the editor) was a criticism of the organic food movement, which he derided as "misguided activism and food snobbery." In it, he also praised President Obama for not -- so far at least-- caving in to the demands of food snobs and organic activists. He then says it is "time for all of us to recognize the 'food revolution' movement for what it really is: a gourmet coup d'etat."
"Coup d'etat"? Language snob.