"Rice Pudding. Milk. Bread and Butter. Tea. Coffee. A Little Borax."
July 12, 2011 12:14 PM Subscribe
But beyond the disgust element was another more important question
concerning borax: was it actually safe to eat? This troubling issue was the reason why squad members were imbibing the compound at Christmas, the reason for the Poison Squad experiments themselves. Established by a famously outspoken, crusading chemist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Harvey Washington Wiley, the squads were also meant to answer another, larger question: were manufacturers actually poisoning the food supply?
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