Pressure Is On to Ban a Hazardous but Profitable Feed Additive By Sheila Pell
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It was almost a decade ago when seven families in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, a town of only about 2,500 people, got together to discuss the high number of rare cancers diagnosed there in recent years. Many of the afflicted were children. “We asked ourselves, ‘What in the world is going on?’”says Beth Green, whose son Michael “Blu” was one of 17 children diagnosed with diseases ranging from brain and testicular cancer to leukemia.