Four children died in the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli
outbreak. Attorney Bill Marler's client survived, but only after
spending six months in the hospital. Marler sued and won a $15.6
million settlement for Brianne Kiner. Even more significant, the work
he produced for the case made him an expert not only on E. coli, but on the whole food production system.
If you’re worried that our food supply might be the next target of international terrorists, you probably needn’t be, says Barbara Rasco, associate professor of food science and human nutrition. Rasco’s research centers on bioterrorism and the safety of our food and water supply.
“I don’t think the events of September 11 mean there’s any increased risk to our food supply,” she says. Domestic ecoterrorists and bioterrorists are more likely to target our food supply than are foreign entities, she says. “The risk from them hasn’t changed.”
A lawyer as well as a food scientist, Rasco has worked on the prevention of international terrorist incidents. … » More …