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  • The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    Deborah Blum

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    The Poison Squad

    In 1844, when Harvey Washington Wiley was born, the federal agency at which he would eventually become chief chemist had not even been created. The U.S. Department of Agriculture was founded in 1862. Yet Wiley is still the hero of Deborah Blum’s riveting, stomach-turning new book, The Poison Squad. Whereas today as many as 15 federal… Read More