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  • The Nutritional Supplement Business

    Consumer Reports sets up false health food store to expose the nutrition supplement business; the team finds fraud, quackery and deception.
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    Multinational Monitor looks at the problems caused by unpredictable amounts of hormonal residues in meat products; reports on the European Economic Community's ban of hormone-treated U.S. meat.
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    L.A. Weekly magazine investigates the effects of contaminated seafood on consumers in southern California.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian finds that food processing lobbying groups convinced the Food and Drug Administration to approve guidelines allowing distributors to treat food with massive doses of radiation as a preservative - a process that may be unsafe for consumers.
  • Local fires: Not all were losers

    Star-News (Pasadena) checks out United States Forest Service food purchases during a 12-day wildfire emergency and finds food products were bought at inflated prices, prompting a federal investigation.
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    Wall Street Journal explains the infiltration of aflatoxin, a cancer-causing agent 100 times more potent than PCB, into the nation's food supply; details the difficulties in controlling aflatoxin and the problems it causes for Midwest farmers.
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    Dallas Morning News article examines critical shortages in the U.S. military food stock and how mismanagement at a Chicago corporation contributed to the situation.
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    Dallas Morning News series on pentachlorophenal reveals alarming levels of contamination in a food study and death and illness among workers at manufacturing plants in three states.
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    Minneapolis Tribune does series on how billions of dollars worth of food are wasted due to food industry inefficiencies, errors and competition. (Supplement: National Food Review: Bettering the Food System.)
  • FDA breakdown

    Mother Jones looks at the Food and Drug Administration and the breakdown of the regulatory system for testing drugs and consumer products, relying on phony, inadequate testing and altered data; also examines FDA's performance regarding 31 of the largest U.S. pharmaceutical and pesticide companies.