BUREAUCRACY: Cranberries Redeemed

Just before last Thanksgiving, the Health, Education and Welfare Department caused a panic in the cranberry market by claiming that a weed killer improperly used in some cranberry bogs might cause cancer in humans. The widely publicized alarm left 66% of the '59 crop still on the market. Last week the U.S. swallowed the indignant growers' sauce, promised to pay $10 million in indemnities for the nation's unsold, uncontaminated stocks of cranberries.


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