Commentary: Risky Food

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From mad cow to mercury poisoning, it's hard to tell what's safe to eat from one moment to the next. Commentator David Ropeik, communications director at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, advises weighing the risks and benefits before ruling out potentially healthy foods.



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