Before the FDA came around, there was some pretty gnarly stuff in our food: additives like formaldehyde, borax, and copper sulfate?poisons! To prove these toxins weren’t good for us, Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, a chemist, organized a volunteer supper club to document the effects of these poisons on the body. His findings launched the food regulations that keep our meals safe today.
The Poison Supper Club
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