The Crusade Against Dangerous Food Part 2


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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Part 2.

Hi, Steve Mirsky here. Welcome back for part 2 of my conversation with Deborah Blum, author of the Poison Squad.


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