The Poison Squad

About the Show

Based on the book by Deborah Blum, The Poison Squad tells the story of government chemist Dr Harvey Wiley, who took on powerful food manufacturers and their allies. Following Wiley’s unusual experiments and tireless advocacy, the film charts the path of the forgotten chemist who laid the groundwork for US consumer protection laws and, ultimately, the creation of the Food and Drug Administration. Part 1 of 2.