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Pure adulteration : cheating on nature in the age of manufactured food

Author: Benjamin R Cohen
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the latter nineteenth century, extraordinary changes in food and agriculture gave rise to new tensions in the ways people understood, obtained, trusted, and ate their food. This was the Era of Adulteration, and its concerns have carried forward to today: How could you tell the food you bought was the food you thought you bought? Could something manufactured still be pure? Is it okay to manipulate nature far  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin R Cohen
ISBN: 9780226377926 022637792X
OCLC Number: 1089862448
Notes: "A number of maps included throughout this book refer readers to https://purefood.lafayette.edu/. The maps included here are static versions of a larger series of dynamic maps tracing changes in various features of the three main cases in this book between the 1870s and 1910s. Readers should refer to that site for further maps and images from the book." -- page [ix]
Description: xv, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The appearance of being earnest --
The culture of adulteration --
Surfaces and interiors --
Household, grocer, and trust --
The geography of adulteration --
Margarine in a dairy world --
Oil without olives and lard without hogs --
Glucose in the empire of sugar --
The analysis of adulteration --
Analysis as border patrol --
Food and the government chemist --
Epilogue: the persistence of adulteration.
Responsibility: Benjamin R. Cohen.
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