The Progressive Era Part 3: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

US History Repeated

Mar 2 2022 • 32 mins

We continue our coverage of the Progressive Era and spend some time delving into the Food and Drug Administration.

We discuss what it was like before your food was inspected - yuck! You have no idea what went on, and what you truly owe to the supervision of the FDA on our food supply!

We mention Upton Sinclair and the his book, The Jungle, and how it spurred public outcry on how their food was produced, which by the way, was not even the author's original intent!

We go into the humble beginnings of the FDA, how it has expanded, how it fights ongoing criticism, common misconceptions, and how it adapts to science.

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