agricultureThe TCS daily (Technology Commerce Society) has an interesting article on making our food safer:

Americans are wondering who will protect us from future outbreaks of contamination and food-borne illness.

First, it’s clear we can’t rely on growers of fresh produce to protect us 100 percent of the time. Modern farming operations – especially the

Good Agriculture PracticeIt is said that federal "Good Agricultural Practice" guidance ensures that fresh produce does not transmit pathogenic foodborne illness. Is this a reasonable inference?

The federal government’s Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) guidance offers advice with respect to the use of manure. The relevant text is reproduced below.

Basically, the guidance exhorts growers to be careful. Beyond that, it’s not very illuminating. Here is what GAP says about animal manure:Continue Reading Federal “Good Agriculture Practice” Guidance