The number of food-borne illness outbreaks has not been increasing. Food-safety agencies have been getting worse at identifying the causes of outbreaks.
Although critics assert that there is a place for CAFE standards, the authorssuggest that they have not provided any rationale for the CAFE program to exist.
Congress has consistently rejected efforts to revise health, safety, and environmental statutes to increase the consideration of economic effects in rulemaking.
Mercury is a persistent and naturally occurring metal that has provoked substantial concern because methyl mercury (an organic form) accumulates in fish and can cause subtle neurological deficiencies in children who have been exposed to it in the womb.
In defiance of recent court decisions, the FDA still regulates food labels in a way that prevents most consumers from knowing the key benefits of better nutrition.
Testimony submitted by Randall Lutter and Elizabeth Irwin before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2002.
The Nation’s Sputtering air pollution policies may soon receive a major overhaul.
An event examines the costs and benefits of cutting power plant emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and mercury.
Despite the Senate’s decision to reject Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s proposal for stringent new corporate average fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, new CAFE standards are still hot enough to burn consumers.
Congress is preparing new legislation to limit power plant emissions as if it were writing a recipe for a cake.