The Poisonous Way The Victorians Processed Food | Absolute History

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb show us the dangerous ways the Victorians adulterated food and its deadly consequences.
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  • This video: the poisonous way the victorians processed food The video next to this video in my recommendations: how to make breakfast: the Victorian way

    Hedvig MarieHedvig MarieSaatler önce
  • Is anyone else gonna say it? Alright then... "WHITE PEOPLE"

    Karim WilliamsKarim Williams3 saatler önce
  • The same people who throw up their hands in horror when anthropologist disturb ancient human remains have no problem relentlessly criticising the ancestral and cultural heritage of living people until it becomes something quite dreadful to behold.

    Lee WardleLee Wardle4 saatler önce
  • Just remembered that scene from a movie set on the Victorian era where a man gives a loaf of buttered bread and glass of milk to a little orphan girl and then puts her to sleep with a smile.

    No OneNo One8 saatler önce
  • What's new now in our time...don't trust Hovest, buy own brand! 😂

    Amilliya ShukrunAmilliya Shukrun17 saatler önce
  • No wonder ppl died young back then!

    Bella RoseBella Rose17 saatler önce
  • Dam socialists.

    Alex ArvisoAlex Arviso23 saatler önce
  • My god my family made it 😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

    KaneKaneGün önce
  • Now that I finally watched this will you please stop appearing in my suggested videos.

    ItIsFunnyDamnItItIsFunnyDamnItGün önce
  • Meanwhile Central Natives taking baths in golden bathtubs, collecting crops, and building water channels throughout their city While this is going on in Europe lol

    Angie SangreAngie SangreGün önce
  • This is happening in China right now

    Jenny SawyerJenny SawyerGün önce
  • I am absolutely stunned that anyone made it out of the Victorian era alive. Everything was a death trap!

    RosalieRosalieGün önce
  • Regulation is important boys and girls.

    777killad777killadGün önce
  • They still do this... but now it’s AROUND THE WORLD.

    Chant FarrarChant Farrar2 gün önce
  • Fast forward 100 years, How Millennials poisoned themselves: "Back in the 2020's, merchants known as supermarkets sold food filled with preservatives such as Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Sulfite (E221), Sulfur Dioxide (E220), Propyl Paraben, BHA And BHT (E320)), as well as high fructose corn syrup. This prolonged the shelf life of food, and the corn syrup helped to disguise bland tasting food, often sold in cans."

    wizzlestickswizzlesticks2 gün önce
  • . . . Notice how the Doctors have fantastic hair, Kate Williams has spectacular copper tresses. That aside, a fascinating look at our weird past by top people. Love it!

    David RipleyDavid Ripley2 gün önce
  • So were there some people who ate healthy I’m guessing the wealthy....

    Candice WilliamsCandice Williams2 gün önce
  • Ugh progress

    Perry StroikaPerry Stroika2 gün önce
  • The guy in the lab coat looks like an actor. He probably is.

    Lisa GLisa G2 gün önce
  • Borax/Boron cured my osteoporosis and arthritis. In tiny amounts everyday. So??? 🤔🤔🤔🤔🧐🧐🧐 it’s not a bathroom clean although can be used for that. It’s a salt mineral. Do your homework before making assumptions people.

    Lisa GLisa G2 gün önce
  • It feels like we are living in the Victorian era now with the food adulteration

    Sarah BaerSarah Baer3 gün önce
  • Nothing realy changed

    Sunny SSunny S4 gün önce
  • 0:43 T H I C C

    3RDi NoMaD3RDi NoMaD4 gün önce
  • all these things are still happening in some corners of the developing countries

    Myr NaMyr Na4 gün önce
  • So, I do not understand. Where did the food producers and food merchants procure unadulterated food? Or did they really believe the poison crap they sold was just fine, and so ate it happily themselves?

    3 AM3 AM4 gün önce
  • i've always loved all these historians, they're so pretty and smart and informative - Suzannah especially... this was one of the first docs to really get me into history

    AlgrenionAlgrenion4 gün önce
  • Mustered is white naturally not yellow. Its died so it's right away easy to id away from mayo.

    Pumpkin Patch ExoticsPumpkin Patch Exotics5 gün önce
  • Oh shit I have a flu I gonna leave out 3 liters of blood

    Codo AllCodo All5 gün önce
  • Historians in a 100 years will probably say how terrible our processed foods is right now! Eat clean, friends.

    Emilie CarbonneauEmilie Carbonneau6 gün önce
  • the american food industry has learned much from the victorians. mmmm mc donalds anyone. yum.

    spakkajackspakkajack6 gün önce
  • 14:20 girl, I think you got that backwards.. this ain't our time, in these days things much worse than death were common place

    Pink AlligatorPink Alligator6 gün önce
  • China is going through the Victorian era of food right now.

    An HwAn Hw6 gün önce
    • An Hw lol facts ...

      Krystle MarquisKrystle Marquis4 gün önce
  • You can't trust the Brits.

    J. K.J. K.6 gün önce
  • Sound like modern day China.

    PENGDOPENGDO7 gün önce
  • "How could people eat such things?" you ask? this question's answer is known to the management of mcdonalds :-)

    PathwandererPathwanderer7 gün önce
  • Welp, time to become a farmer

    SoHardToBeMeSoHardToBeMe8 gün önce
  • Where is the full documentary?

    Cleveland OliviaCleveland Olivia8 gün önce
  • Victorians: "That milk isn't spoilt! Add Borax and it will be fine." 2019: My kid, "Mom, can we buy Borax so I can make my slime?" Damn, Borax knows how to run an ad campaign! What's next Borax- WHAT'S NEXT?

    Elle EweElle Ewe8 gün önce
  • Kate Williams is my goddes...

    Davide MarrasDavide Marras8 gün önce
  • If I want to live a place where milk wouldn't be so poisonous in Victorian Era would be India. There were many people in India during Victorian Era consume milk. For sour milk in India, they are made into yogurt. Yogurt was consume in India long before the western world knew about the benefits of yogurt. If you don't believe me, ask an Indian who has a good knowledge about milk.

    Peter WongPeter Wong8 gün önce
  • I really want to know where to find the music in the background of around 0:40.

    Johanna GeiselJohanna Geisel9 gün önce
  • Can't believe they would just poison their own people like that *lights cigarette*

    Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson9 gün önce
    • wizzlesticks there’s a huge diff now though most things are regulated and tested. Most of the shit people buy as healthy and natural are not.

      Ana AAna A6 saatler önce
    • @wizzlesticks I've never seen that on the ingredient list. trust me I read it like a newspaper.

      sed8181sed818117 saatler önce
    • In a hundred years they won't believe all the preservatives and high fructose corn syrup we have been poisoning ourselves with since the past couple of decades! We are literally eating sulfur dioxide (a preservative) in our food.

      wizzlestickswizzlesticks2 gün önce
  • The Chinese are doing the same. Fake rice. Fake eggs. And they were caught out using. Meat from feral animals here in Australia. It wasn't in my city Sydney but in Melbourne. I have never eaten Chinese food since.

    Cliff ACliff A9 gün önce
  • too many adverts

    Wendy Butter BatterWendy Butter Batter10 gün önce
  • this is why we asians eat rice and casava lmao

    Petite MonicaPetite Monica10 gün önce
    • When you only eat polished rice you get a sickness called beriberi becouse of malnutrition. It destroys your bones.

      Vivi YVivi Y7 gün önce
  • How did anyone survive?!!????!?

    Sola OdewoleSola Odewole10 gün önce
  • 3:36 OoOooOOOoOooOOh DeAtH BrEaD lmao

    KaiyaJane LoryKaiyaJane Lory10 gün önce
  • I would fear to read the ingredients list of the things they ate back then, like we can today. 5% Food 95% Not food

    mikkelnpetersenmikkelnpetersen11 gün önce
  • Victorians 👌

    Layba JunaidLayba Junaid11 gün önce
  • This program and also these comments below are GOLD!

    vbacs22vbacs2211 gün önce
  • Don't watch this when your have the flu and are already slightly nauseous 😷

    ThisisSarah 81585ThisisSarah 8158511 gün önce
  • Such a great educational channel

    Rabid ChameleonRabid Chameleon11 gün önce
  • A lot of my ancestors died in Walton Workhouse in Liverpool

    Violent RainbowViolent Rainbow11 gün önce
  • China is the worst when it comes to food adulteration and counterfeiting.

    Nikki TanNikki Tan11 gün önce

    Trassl3 CelickTrassl3 Celick11 gün önce
  • How did any of the Doctor's companions not fall ill for every time the Doctor visited Victorian London amazes me

    dojokonojodojokonojo11 gün önce
  • Rubber bread? Delicious! *subway has left the chat*

    Sara BSara B11 gün önce
  • gross flex

    evey MyCleanevey MyClean12 gün önce
  • And all that still happens nowadays... Heres a poem... The boss makes a dollar I make a dime, Thats why i shit in works time

    1700iDiGuy1700iDiGuy12 gün önce
  • Eating fast food every day all day long is 100 safer than eating or drinking anything during that time.

    Heru- deshetHeru- deshet12 gün önce
  • There will be videos about all the processed foods in 1000 years.. after many die from 'fast food' and 'tv dinners'.. and people will have a 3D cinematic experience to view it...

    H HH H12 gün önce
  • These ppl were ignorant and disgusting.

    Deshawn FosterDeshawn Foster12 gün önce
    • So would you be if you lived back then! You're not better than them you're just lucky to live in the 21st century.

      Violent RainbowViolent Rainbow11 gün önce
  • Thank you TRvision algorithm! I'm loving this channel!

    Pressity SmithPressity Smith12 gün önce
  • So if i travel back in time dont eat got it.

    Mindless MagyarMindless Magyar13 gün önce
  • Presenter looks like a street walker but sounds like the queen.

    AA13 gün önce
    • @A Ello guv'na, 10 skippance a bob for ya crackin jolly ol' time innit?

      Violent RainbowViolent Rainbow11 gün önce
    • Elizabeth W. No. She looks like a prozzy with that hair and nose thing. Her voice is beautiful though.

      AA12 gün önce
    • A streetwalker?? You need a trip to Specsavers.

      Elizabeth W.Elizabeth W.12 gün önce
  • You can achieve these desired qualities without poison. It's easy to say they didn't know... but what if a guiding force DID know? We have a lot of poison in our foods today, FDA finally admitted our water supply causes cancer, though their estimates are LAUGHABLE. I guess my point is, it's possible this is a conspiracy, not just a "whoopsie daisy, dearie me, didn't realize ol chap!" scenario lol. I mean... come on.

    EQOAnostalgiaEQOAnostalgia13 gün önce
  • Well, one thing Is we have to thank these people for the trial errors that led us to where we are today. A lot of advancements then. Edit: my great grandmother used borax in her basement for bugs and in her laundry. Its sold today!😀

    poetic piscespoetic pisces13 gün önce
  • Thank god it’s 2019

    MinchanMinchan14 gün önce
  • So what im hearing is.....If you somehow get sent back into the past to the victorian era you should grow and hunt your own food, make your own clothes, never use beauty products and never paint anything lest you suffer an early death.

    keatsukikeatsuki14 gün önce
  • These videos are terrifying

    RavensDryadRavensDryad14 gün önce
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