tisdag 4 maj 2010

The case of the mad potato chip disease

I write my column To Fear and to Fund in TCS Daily on 13 February 2003.

The case of the mad potato crisp disease: the making of a food scare

Most invitations to press conferences are dull. But one sent out last April by the Swedish National Food Administration hinted that a cancer-causing chemical had been found in a wide range of foods. The levels of this mystery chemical were high, and the new results were expected to affect risk evaluation, food production and eating habits internationally. Just the invitation itself made headlines. What was the threat? How many were at risk? What to do?

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