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Time to demand food safety

The upside down and backward “fight against cancer” involves spending hundreds of billions of dollars on the search for ridiculously profitable lifetime treatments. (“Worries stick to food packing,” Consumer Confidential, July 30.)

There are fundraisers and donation campaigns, government-funded research, all to funnel huge sums into a for-profit pharmaceutical machine that charges what the market will bear for another six months of life when you get cancer.

Rational adults would demand that any chemical introduced into their environment and their children’s bodies be proved safe before it is used in the public domain.

Sean Olender

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San Jose


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