Deborah Blum Takes Readers Into the Fight for Food Safety During the Twentieth Century

In June of 1899, the city of Omaha reported a health crisis affecting local children. The culprit was “embalmed milk”, or dairy treated with a chemical additive containing formaldehyde. The dairy industry had discovered that the sweetness of formaldehyde — commonly used to preserve corpses — could mask the flavor of spoiled milk. As aContinue reading “Deborah Blum Takes Readers Into the Fight for Food Safety During the Twentieth Century”