The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in our Food and Drugs

By JARROW, Gail

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9781629794389
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Calkins Creek


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Reviewed on November 1, 2019  |  Middle To High School

Gr 5 Up—Candy made with arsenic, babies soothed by morphine, and milk preserved with formaldehyde. After hooking readers with these gut-wrenching accounts, Jarrow focuses on Harvey Wiley, whose tireless efforts during the early 20th century heavily contributed to the first food and drug regulations in the United States. His food additive experiments on 12 men nicknamed the Poison Squad rose to national attention. While people were learning...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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