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a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time

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A number of industry experts say the Alar scare in 1989 was a major turning point for the public and the media.
Bradley is the reporter who kicked off the Alar scare back in 1989 with his completely unfounded claim that the pesticide was "the most potent cancer-causing agent in our food supply.
In fact, raising money seems to have been a major purpose of the great Alar scare, which preceded the Valdez oil spill by about three weeks.
Hartmann, 67, served as chairman of the Washington Apple Commission in 1990 and 1991, helping mend economic damage to the state's apple business following the Alar scare.
After the Alar scare of 1989, supermarkets plopped them onto the produce shelves chainwide, and that approach didn't take into account the right demographic profiles.
Refreshingly, she is also skeptical of the professional public crusader, and puts the interest groups behind the Alar scare in their place.
Because saccharine was found to cause cancer in laboratory animals, I switched to natural snacks like apples, only to be terrorized by the Alar scare.
It's like the Alar scare, blown out of proportion," says Ron Frost, spokesman for Fleming Cos.
Take the Alar scare, launched three years ago by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), with a nice boost from 60 Minutes and actress Meryl Streep.
Apple juice, the other product lambasted in the Alar scare also recovered to post a healthy sales gain.