The Poison Squad

By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted with frauds, fakes, and legions of new and untested chemicals, dangerously threatening the health of consumers. Based on the book by Deborah Blum, The Poison Squad tells the story of government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley who, determined to banish these dangerous substances from dinner tables, took on the powerful food manufacturers and their allies.

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Written and Directed By John Maggio
Based on the Book The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum
Produced By John Maggio and Tom Denison
Edited By Nancy Kennedy
Music By Gary Lionelli
Narrated by Corey Stoll





Feature Films

A science focused teaching framework for short and feature films, all of which have received awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their depictions of scientific themes or characters.