The Poison Eaters
"Revolting and riveting in turns, Jarrow's masterfully crafted narrative will fundamentally alter how readers view their food.Though laced with toxins, this is anything but toxic." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Here is the fascinating true story of how food was made safer to eat thanks to the stubborn dedication of government chemist Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, whose
I missed any look at the idea that gov't regulation can go too far -- Jarrow ...more
This book is so fascinating and informative! It’s crazy to read about all the stuff we used to ingest and how shady so many people were.
The first half of the book is the story of U.S. Department of Agriculture chemist Harvey Wiley, who spent most of his life warring against food adulteration. He conducted a ...more
Packed with fascinating and often revolting details, stories of the incredibly brave researchers, plenty of well-explained medical science and historical background. Wonderful back matter and documentation as always. An must for every all middle school ...more