Food Regulation: Past And Present

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show

During the late 1800s, manufacturers added chemical preservatives to food to keep it looking fresh and give it a longer shelf life. These chemicals were often dangerous to human health. We talk with a science writer about the history of food regulation in the U.S., and the safety of our food today.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Jane Rotonda Producer
  • Deborah Blum Guest