Investigations: Edible Violence

For a quiet man, Ralph Nader has made a great many enemies. Since 1964, when he first accused the automobile industry of making unsafe cars, the one-man consumer lobby has taken on mine owners, television manufacturers, union leaders and bank holding companies. Last week, Nader was on the attack again. His target: the U.S. food industry.

His Master's Choice. Testifying before Senator George McGovern's Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, the all-purpose crusader accused the food industry of doctoring its products for taste, color and texture at the expense of purity and quality. Claiming that the industry adds unnecessary and...

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