The Public Interest

The science and politics of cyclamate

William R. Havender

Spring 1983

Most of us pay little attention to the body of Federal law that governs the safety of our food supply. This is because these laws function smoothly and harmoniously most of the time. However, there is one portion of these regulations-the Delaney clause of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act-that is repeatedly in the news, and is, it seems, constantly coming up against hard cases.

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