• Don't wait - Add ‘The Poison Squad' by Deborah Blum to your reading list

    5 days ago - By Food Safety

    Book Review
    “Regulation is bad for business.”
    It's an all-too-common refrain, but not exclusively a modern one.
    Most people, when asked what they know about the origin of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, are likely to respond with either a shrug or a blank stare. A few may credit Upton Sinclair's exposé of the horrendous practices in Chicago slaughterhouses, as described in his novel, “The Jungle.” Others may give credit to President Theodore Roosevelt, whose disgust at the food supplied to his troops in Cuba during the Spanish American War compelled him to support the campaign for...
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