There was a really interesting piece on NPR’s Morning Edition today looking back on health issues 100 years ago. It turns out that food safety was a big issue back then too… Here’s an excerpt:
In New York, rotten eggs were being used to bake cakes. It was very hard to detect, once they’d been used in baking, whether the constituents were healthy or not. So New York City was mounting this big crackdown to get rid of rotten eggs.
Listen to the whole segment here.