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If She is Lois Lane, does that make me –

Superman.gifWell, perhaps not.

USA Todays, Kim O’Donnel, gave a “shout-out” to Food Safety New’s own Lois Lane, Helena Bottemiller in her article “Your source for safety information:”

jpgFor many new college grads, that first job typically is an entry-level gig with little fanfare or responsibility. For Seattle-area native Helena Bottemiller, it’s been anything but lackluster. Shortly after she graduated from Claremont McKenna College in June 2009, food-safety lawyer Bill Marler snapped her up to be part of his new online publication, Food Safety News.

The website launched in September 2009; by its first anniversary, Bottemiller had covered the Food and Drug Administration’s 85 food recalls (that’s more than one a week), including the infamous salmonella outbreak that resulted in a half-billion egg recall last August. She has covered several other high-profile stories, including seafood safety in the wake of the BP oil spill and congressional hearings for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which passed in December. At just 24 years old, Bottemiller is becoming something of a Lois Lane in food journalism.

  • Actually, Perry White would be more appropriate.

  • Tracey

    In my head, you, Dr. Nestle and Ms. Bottemiller are Zeus, Hera and Athena in the pantheon of food protection. Well done to all!

  • Brad

    Perry White was the overbearing editor, and that might fit but Bill is sweetheart. I like original Daily Planet publisher Lex Luthor.
    From Wikipedia:
    Furthermore, the Superman: Secret Origin miniseries redefine the earlier history of the Planet: while Lex Luthor, in the revised history, owned every media in Metropolis and used it to enforce his public image as a wealthy benefactor, the Planet had always stood free, even condemning his actions with an outrageous editorial signed by Perry White himself. As a result, when Clark Kent is first inducted into the Planet, the newspaper is almost bankrupt, dilapidated and unable to afford new reporters.
    Damn Bill you will need that lair for you and the evil minions . . . .