Books et al.FOOD SAFETY

The ongoing quest for pure foods

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Science  20 Dec 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6472, pp. 1459
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz7902

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As Benjamin R. Cohen notes in his thoughtful book Pure Adulteration, it is difficult to find a time or a place in history that lacks purveyors of food and drink attempting to cheat their unsuspecting customers. As his book's subtitle—"Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food"—suggests, Cohen's focus is on the pure food movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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