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Ross Anderson is a freelance journalist living in Port Townsend, Washington. Previously he worked 30 years at the Seattle Times, where he covered politics, natural resources and environmental issues. He was a John S. Knight Jornalism Fellow at Stanford in 1979 and has won a number of awards, including a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and several awards for his now-and-then maritime column for the Port Townsend Leader. In recent years, he has occasionally worked with food safety attorney William Marler on various writing projects.

Posting the results of government meat, poultry and egg inspections and testing data could have “substantial benefits” to food safety, according to the highly respected National Research Council.

An NRC committee made up of agriculture experts and food safety advocates studied the possible consequences of publishing such detailed information on

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