of "Save the Mimolette!
", the FDA has decided to ban
the sale of the French cheese Mimolette over mites used in the rind. [more inside]
"In 2006, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) distributed
a 38-question survey to 5,918 FDA scientists to examine the state of science at the FDA. The results
paint a picture of a troubled agency: hundreds of scientists reported significant interference with the FDA’s scientific work, compromising the agency’s ability to fulfill its mission of protecting public health and safety."