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.
We made a lot of farmers rich after the Alar scare
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.