9781629794389-1629794384-The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in our Food and Drugs (ALA Notable Children's Books. Older Readers)

The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in our Food and Drugs (ALA Notable Children's Books. Older Readers)

ISBN-13: 9781629794389
ISBN-10: 1629794384
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Jarrow, Gail
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Format: Hardcover 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781629794389
ISBN-10: 1629794384
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Jarrow, Gail
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Format: Hardcover 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jarrow, Gail wrote The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in our Food and Drugs (ALA Notable Children's Books. Older Readers) comprising 160 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1629794384 and 9781629794389. Since then The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in our Food and Drugs (ALA Notable Children's Books. Older Readers) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.78 or rent at the marketplace.

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Six starred reviews -- Booklist BCCB Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly School Library Connection Shelf Awareness

An ALSC Notable Children's Book * A Washington Post Best Children's Book * NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book * A BCCB Blue Ribbon * A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book * A NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 * A Chicago Public Library Best Children's Book

★ "Revolting and riveting in turns, Jarrow's masterfully crafted narrative will fundamentally alter how readers view their food.Though laced with toxins, this is anything but toxic." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Here is the fascinating true story of how food was made safer to eat thanks to the stubborn dedication of government chemist Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, whose hard work and determination led to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Formaldehyde, borax, salicylic acid. Today, these chemicals are used in embalming fluids, cleaning supplies, and acne medications. But in 1900, they were routinely added to food that Americans ate from cans and jars. Often products weren't safe because unregulated, unethical companies added these and other chemicals to trick consumers into buying spoiled food or harmful medicines. Chemist Harvey Washington Wiley recognized these dangers and began a relentless thirty-year campaign to ensure that consumers could purchase safe food and drugs, eventually leading to the creation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. Acclaimed nonfiction and Sibert Honor winning author Gail Jarrow uncovers this intriguing history in her trademark style that makes the past enthrallingly relevant for today's young readers.
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