Discussion Paper #3 (15 pp.)
by Sheldon Krimsky
This paper traces how three food safety issues in the United
States -- EDB, Alar, and rBGH -- became major public
controversies. It contrasts them regarding the roles of the
popular media, government regulatory agencies, scientific
organizations, and consumer groups, and regarding the time over
which public interest grew and declined.
Sheldon Krimsky is a professor in the Department of Urban and
Environmental Policy, Tufts University, and is coauthor of the
forthcoming book Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment.
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