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⊋ [PDF]- ᥩ The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century  ⊣ PDF Author Deborah Blum ⋤ ⊋ [PDF]- ᥩ The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century ⊣ PDF Author Deborah Blum ⋤ E ngrossing Blums well informed narrativecomplete with intricate battles between industry lobbyists and a coalition of scientists, food activists, and womens groupsilluminates the birth of the modern regulatory state and its tangle of reformist zeal, policy dog fights, and occasional overreach A page turner Publishers Weekly Fascinating ThePure Food and Drug Actof 1906 ended a century of scandal and bitter political maneuvering, with major impetus from Harvey Washington Wiley, a genuinely unknown American hero Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Blum offers less a biography than a vivid account of Wileys achievements An expert life of an undeservedly obscure American Kirkus A compellingly detailed chronicle Citing worrisome recent attacks on consumer protection laws, Blum reminds readers of the twenty first century relevance of Wileys cause BooklistFrom Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr Harvey Washington Wiley, who fought for changeBy the end of nineteenth century, food was dangerous Lethal, even Milk might contain formaldehyde, most often used to embalm corpses Decaying meat was preserved with both salicylic acid, a pharmaceutical chemical, and borax, a compound first identified as a cleaning product This was not by accident food manufacturers had rushed to embrace the rise of industrial chemistry, and were knowingly selling harmful products Unchecked by government regulation, basic safety, or even labelling requirements, they put profit before the health of their customers By some estimates, in New York City alone, thousands of children were killed by embalmed milk every year Citizens activists, journalists, scientists, and women s groups began agitating for change But even as protective measures were enacted in Europe, American corporations blocked even modest regulations Then, in 1883, Dr Harvey Washington Wiley, a chemistry professor from Purdue University, was named chief chemist of the agriculture department, and the agency began methodically investigating food and drink fraud, even conducting shocking human tests on groups of young men who came to be known as, The Poison Squad Over the next thirty years, a titanic struggle took place, with the courageous and fascinating Dr Wiley campaigning indefatigably for food safety and consumer protection Together with a gallant cast, including the muckraking reporter Upton Sinclair, whose fiction revealed the horrific truth about the Chicago stockyards Fannie Farmer, then the most famous cookbook author in the country and Henry J Heinz, one of the few food producers who actively advocated for pure food, Dr Wiley changed history When the landmark 1906 Food and Drug Act was finally passed, it was known across the land, as Dr Wiley s Law Blum brings to life this timeless and hugely satisfying David and Goliath tale with righteous verve and style, driving home the moral imperative of confronting corporate greed and government corruption with a bracing clarity, which speaks resoundingly to the enormous social and political challenges we face today. 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    • The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
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    • Format Kindle
    • 352 pages
    • Deborah Blum
    • Anglais
    • 21 November 2016

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