How the swill milk crisis killed children and led to our modern food safety system

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Nowadays, we know what’s in our food. Every package has an ingredients list and nutritional information. Sure, I have no idea what “soy lecithin” actually is, but the fact that food companies have to list it gives me some peace of mind as a consumer. Our food safety system isn’t…

Our leaders must — uncharacteristically — hold firm.

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Everything is weird right now in the American economy.

It’s so weird, in fact, that we can’t really agree on what is happening. Is there accelerating inflation, or are we just shaking out the last few COVID-related kinks in the supply chain? Are we experiencing the “great resignation,” in which…

George Dillard

Illuminating forgotten corners of history and using them to think about the present. Shorter entries at Write me: whfacts at gmail.

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