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Dr. Harvey Wiley: A True Hero

Portrait of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley (cropped).jpgDr. Harvey Washington Wiley (October 18, 1844 – June 30, 1930)

I recently watched “The Poison Squad,” an episode on PBS’ American Experience. It is the story of a time when Americans had no idea that toxic substances were in their foods and of how government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley who, determined to banish dangerous substances from dinner tables, took on the powerful food manufacturers and their allies. Continue reading Dr. Harvey Wiley: A True Hero