Cancer from Beef: DES, Federal Food Regulation, and Consumer Confidence

1994 book by Professor Alan I. Marcus

DES, Federal Food Regulation, and Consumer Confidence

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DES, Federal Food Regulation, and Consumer Confidence.

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 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.

Book review, muse, 1996.

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