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Monday, August 2, 2010

Food Regulators Have Limited Knowledge


“The [Kellogg] cereal recall hints at a larger issue: huge gaps in the government’s knowledge about chemicals in everyday consumer products, from furniture to clothing to children’s products. Under current laws, the government has little or no information about the health risks posed by most of the 80,000 chemicals on the U.S. market today.” (Washington Post, Monday)

A false sense of security is worse than none at all.

FEE Timely Classic
“Bad Regulation Drives Out Good” by Sheldon Richman