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.
American experience (Television program). Selections DVD.
Food -- Safety regulations -- United States.
Food -- United States -- Safety measures -- Government policy.
Food additives -- Safety regulations -- United States -- History.
Food adulteration and inspection -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1909.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Cragg, Tim, director of photography.
Denison, Tom, television producer.
Kennedy, Nancy, editor of moving image work.
Lionelli, Gary, composer (expression)
Maggio, John, screenwriter, television director, television producer.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster, publisher.
Stoll, Corey, 1976- narrator.
television adaptation of (work): Blum, Deborah, 1954- Poison squad.