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The Great Cranberry Scare of 1959


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Dec. 13 2019

In 1958, traces of a pesticide were found in a batch of cranberries seventeen days before Thanksgiving. The announcement was the first of many "Food Scares" to face the nation. The History Guy remembers the history of US food regulation and the powerful impact of the Great Cranberry Scare of 1958.

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