WASHINGTON -- Everyone may want safe apples, but while industry groups worry about upsetting the applecart that carries existing food-safety policy, consumer groups want a new cart altogether. At a meeting held by a National Academy of Sciences committee here, testimony from both sides put the issue in sharp relief. The NAS meeting was convened in response to a congressional request that the NAS consider ways to improve food safety. In testimony, industry groups pushed for more focus and ...

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