Until food additives and pesticides are more fully tested for possible neurobehavioral effects, no one can claim that they have been adequately tested (“Food that can kill,” Cover/Special Report, April 27). Many substances can have detrimental effects upon the developing brain and subsequent learning ability and behavior in children. Since food additives are consumed by pregnant women and children, it would seem that there should be requirements for such testing before foods are considered “safe” for all. -BARBARA McELGUNN,
Liaison Officer (Health), Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, West Hill, Ont.
So you need a startling cover to sell magazines! But food is life. The world’s rapidly expanding human population, better fed this century than ever before in the history of man, is testimony to the contribution of modern agricultural and food processing technology. The body of your story did not substantiate the grim cover. -DAVID M. ADAMS,
General Manager, Canadian Meat Council, Islington, Ont.
Bravo to Paul Simon (“Tapping pop music’s African roots,” Music, May 4). The introduction to the West of artists such as South Africa’s Zulu vocal group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, is long overdue. The anti-apartheid groups criticizing Simon’s Graceland tour are j umping
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