CCMIN_Mark-Bittman-03_s4x3_al.jpgHere is part (and surprisingly) said he was thankful for:

There are days when it seems — both in and out of the food world — that Everything Is Going Wrong. That makes it easy enough to complain, and I’m not alone in doing so routinely. Nothing tastes the way it used to. Even pricey restaurants have lost their glow. Quality is shot. People die from eating melons. The dominance of hyper-processed, industrialized food (and, more to the point, food-like products) is spreading globally, and we’re all gaining weight faster than ever, while wrecking the planet.

Nevertheless, it’s nearly as easy to find signs of hope — lots of them — as well as people and organizations who’ve been prodding American food back on a natural, sustainable, beautiful track.

17. And to Bill Marler, who, as the leading food safety attorney in the country, is trying to keep the things we grow from killing us.

Sitting at the Marler Clark office this day after Thanksgiving makes me thankful of being thanked – even being No. 17.  And, of course a post would not be complete without some food safety advice – “Enjoy those Thanksgiving leftovers, but don’t let them linger.”

Happy Thanksgiving.