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February 24th 2012:Who Is Guarding Our Food Quality?

Recent news revealed that excessive arsenic is in some baby foods because of pesticide residues in some American rice farms. With news like that, how can families make informed choices about what they buy? My guest this week is Jim Turner, an attorney who throughout his career has defended our right to know what we are buying. He is Chair of Citizens for Health, a non-profit organization founded in 1993 and a leading voice for natural health consumers. CFH’s history of advocacy includes leading the effort for 1994 passage of the important Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, the succes

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Jim Turner

Jim Turner, Esq. is a Principal in the Washington DC-based law firm Swankin & Turner, where he represents consumer groups in a range of regulatory matters, from food, drug, and health matters to the environment and product-safety. He has served as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Food, Nutrition, and Health and to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Research. Spanning a career of nearly 50 years, Jim has championed numerous consumer rights issues, such as the FDA’s ban on cyclamates, the FDA’s reclassification of acupuncture needles so they could be safely imported, and alerting consumers and legislators about Aspartame. Jim was interviewed by Mike
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