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Cancer from Beef: Federal Food Regulation, and Consumer Confidence Alan J. Marcus

Cancer from Beef: Federal Food Regulation, and Consumer Confidence

Alan J. Marcus

Published March 1st 1994
ISBN : 9780801847004
Hardcover
256 pages
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Cancer from Beef uses the DES story to explore the intersection of institutional science, government rule making, and growing skepticism in popular attitudes toward both public protection and scientific authority. Marcus concludes that DES provides aMoreCancer from Beef uses the DES story to explore the intersection of institutional science, government rule making, and growing skepticism in popular attitudes toward both public protection and scientific authority. Marcus concludes that DES provides a case study in the attempt to control uncertainty in our lives when neither science nor government seem effective. The DES debate thus reflects a postmodern American accommodation with doubt, moral relativism, and the rueful calculus of cost and benefit.