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EDITORIAL: Whistle-blowers key to food safety

Chemical additives such as plasticizers and artificial flavoring can easily fool tests and it is not easy to identify illegal constituents in products unless inspectors are testing for specific items. If the government wants to protect society from further food scares, the simplest way is to increase rewards for whistle-blowers. If people with inside knowledge have more incentive to report illegal activities, ensuring food safety will be much easier.

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