American Experience

Dr. Harvey Wiley: Father of Pure Food

Clip: Season 32 Episode 2 | 1m 4s

In 1883, Dr. Harvey Wiley joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture as chief chemist. After two decades, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Pure Food and Drugs Act in 1906, largely written by Wiley.

Aired: 01/06/20

Rating: NR

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