Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum writes the New York Times bestselling book about the dramatic true story of food safety in the United States. In The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Blum tells the stories of the heroes who were led by the incomparable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley. During the end of the nineteenth century, food was very dangerous, even lethal. Food was then unchecked by the government. Food regulation, safety, and labeling were not checked by the government. Thousands of children die from milk every year. In 1833, everything changed when Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley became the chief chemist of the United States agriculture department. The agency began investigating food and drinks. In the three decades that followed, Wiley's campaign for food safety and consumer protection changed history. Author Deborah Bum relives this timeless tale of one person's moral imperative to protect families and individuals from food poison in her book The Poison Squad.
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