Christmas Food Traditions & The Carcinogenic Cranberry Scare

Season 2

This episode is the epitome of bittersweet… 

We discuss the origins of everyone’s favourite holiday food traditions, including Christmas cookies, advent calendars, and the one and only - cranberry sauce! We then cover the history of the ‘Poison Squad’, the volunteer government initiative that ultimately led to the foundation of the FDA. This gave rise to the Delaney Clause and the time that the cranberry industry almost collapsed in one of the nation’s first food safety scares - The Great Cranberry Scare of 1959.

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