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JAMA 100 Years Ago
November 24, 2010

WILL THE WISCONSIN PURE FOOD LAW BE EMASCULATED?

JAMA. 2010;304(20):2305. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1673

Our readers will remember that last summer1 their attention was called to the sane attitude of the Wisconsin health authorities on the subject of truthful labels on food products. The courts of that state have decided that the manufacturers of glucose cannot sell their product in Wisconsin under the euphemistic but misleading term, “corn syrup.” To “get even” the glucose trust has boycotted that state and glucose cannot be had of the jobbing grocers of Wisconsin. These grocers, naturally, feel aggrieved and have passed resolutions against what they term an unwarranted loss of trade.

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