The 1959 cranberry crisis marked a shift in the nation’s relationship with food. The FDA had detected the herbicide that started the public scare, and it would fall to the agency to find a way to test massive amounts of the berries in time for Thanksgiving.
The 1959 cranberry crisis marked a shift in the nation’s relationship with food. The FDA had detected the herbicide that started the public scare, and it would fall to the agency to find a way to test massive amounts of the berries in time for Thanksgiving. iStockphoto Getty Images
The 1959 cranberry crisis marked a shift in the nation’s relationship with food. The FDA had detected the herbicide that started the public scare, and it would fall to the agency to find a way to test massive amounts of the berries in time for Thanksgiving. iStockphoto Getty Images

Thanksgiving panic: How a cranberry crisis changed the way Americans see food

November 22, 2017 05:00 AM