The Institute of Food
Technologists has produced a series of videos, "Understanding
Food Safety and Toxicology," on instructional video Web site MonkeySee.com
that educates viewers about the safety of the foods they eat.
The eight video segments, each under three minutes in length, address
different topics of food safety, such as "Basic Principles of
Toxicology," "Chemical Risks in Food," "How
Scientists Assess Food Safety Risks" and "Eating a Balanced
"The main message we want people to take away from these videos
is that the levels of exposure to chemicals in food, such as
pesticides, is very low," said Carl Winter, IFT spokesman and a
food toxicologist on the faculty of the University of California at
Davis. "We hope consumers will take this information and make
good choices about food for themselves and their family."