Milk: The fight for purity

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9780690045727: Milk: The fight for purity

Traces the history of the centuries-long effort of philanthropists, scientists, and consumers to make milk a reliably pure and safe product.

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Grade 5-8 Thorough research and an impressive presentation make this look at the early history of milk and its production in this country particularly noteworthy. The first chapters are concerned with the importance of milk, its use in the Western world, and some of the problems that milk producers encounter, such as radioactivity from fallout. The remainder is the story of the campaigns of Nathan Straus and others who worked diligently in the 1890s and early 1900s for laws requiring the pasteurization of all milk before it could be sold to the public. One problem was the lack of refrigeration, but there were others, such as milk peddlers who diluted their milk with water before selling it, open containers used for distributing the milk, diseased cows, and breweries which sold swill milk. Giblin points out that the fight for purity continues even today. The writing style is smooth and informative. Black-and-white contemporary reproductions are well suited to the text. All are documented and captioned and correlate well with the text. This will be an excellent source for research as well as a good choice for a nonfiction book report. Milk deserves a Grade A rating. Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, Kans.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The award-winning author of Chimney Sweeps, The Truth About Santa Claus, etc. tackles a dry subject and makes it accessible to young readers. In both broad and specific terms, Giblin discusses the history of milk as a central source of nutrition, from ancient tmes to the present, and as a carrier of disease due to ignorance and careless handling. Given high profile here are the people responsible for creating standardsfrom Louis Pasteur to Nathan Straus, a man who understood the importance of pure milk early on and provided it to poor families and orphans. Also covered are more recent problems that have plagued the industry, from radiation poisoning two decades ago to salmonella poisoning last year. The author's research is thorough, backed up with photographs, bibliography and index, with an easy presentation that will prove indispensable for use in reports.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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James Cross Giblin
Published by Crowell (1986)
ISBN 10: 0690045727 ISBN 13: 9780690045727
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Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crowell, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110690045727

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