The poison squad / American Experience Films ; written and directed by John Maggio ; produced by John Maggio and Tom Denison ; an Ark Media production for American Experience
DVD | PBS, WGBH Boston | 2020

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1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Originally broadcast on television in 2020.
Based on the book: 'The Poison Squad' by Deborah Blum.
English SDH ; DVS.
Wide scren (16x9).
Grades 9-12.
Rating: NR.
By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted--by frauds, fakes, and legions of new, untested chemicals--all threatening the health of consumers across the country. Based on the critically acclaimed book by Deborah Blum, it tells the story of crusading government chemist Harvey Washington Wiley, the man who led the pure food movement against the food manufacturing industry in the early years of the twentieth century, embarking upon a series of bold and controversial trials on twelve subjects--who would become known as the "Poison Squad." Wiley's experiments and tireless advocacy laid the groundwork for the United States' consumer protection laws, and ultimately the creation of the FDA.
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