The Deadly Practice Of Victorian Food Processing | Hidden Killers | Absolute History

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb show us the dangerous ways the Victorians adulterated food and its deadly consequences.
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  • still poisoning us to day and its legal

    BigottervalleyflintworksBigottervalleyflintworks2 gün önce
  • The only reason we as a species survived past periods like the Victorian and Edwardian is that we breed so continuously. There are so many children born that despite our shortcomings, many will survive.

    Noel McGinnisNoel McGinnis3 gün önce
  • Dang. I've always been a humongous admirer of the intelligent and beautiful Doctor Lipscomb (heart beating sound effects) but wowsers who is that at 7:32?! Very beautiful women. -=)

    Michael AMichael A8 gün önce
  • 3:21 I know I have heard that sound clip somewhere else, perhaps several times in my life...

    Michael AMichael A8 gün önce
  • Now i know where the saying whiter the bread the sooner you're dead come from

    randomrandom9 gün önce
  • Okay, I've heard of lead water pipes, but that was the Romans 2000 years ago.....

    Fred KrazéFred Krazé10 gün önce
  • It's fascinating they cared more about how their food looked/smelled/tasted than how safe it actually was to consume. Even with evidence these things were dangerous to health!

    Tori516Tori51611 gün önce
  • Its a good vid but I gave it a thumbs down cause I almost cried. That's just too much & doesn't make any sense...🤦🏾‍♀️😡

    Candice CandyCandice Candy11 gün önce
  • History repeating itself! Now people put ajinomoto in their food 🍱 which is poison

    ALAL11 gün önce
  • Very interesting how white bread was the signifier of wealth one hundred years ago.. and today is the marker of a poorer household that can't afford "healthy" looking bread. I.e. brown/textured.

    TheGingerDoctorTheGingerDoctor12 gün önce
  • That's very interesting!

    Светлана ЕгороваСветлана Егорова13 gün önce
  • So basically, part of it happened because of a victorian ' influencer'.

    Gia KripteryaGia Kripterya14 gün önce
  • what is the today's poison that the future documentaries will make us look like idiots.. like the hydrogenated oils we use as primary source of cooking today? plastics, we already got those, the sweeteners that they say is safe in normal quantities, but easily accumulate if you're not paying attention? ..majority of "health" foods sold in supermarkets - it's already been made aware today - there's a bunch to choose from..

    RoboB3arRoboB3ar15 gün önce
  • holy shit literally everything is fucking lethal

    j moneyj money15 gün önce
  • Fructose causes fatty liver also has mercury in it

    A broken and a contrite heartA broken and a contrite heart16 gün önce
  • It's not a coincidence that antique milk jugs are often made of copper or silver, both metals are toxic to bacteria and harmless to people. When milk started being delivered in glass bottles, a common trick was to put a silver coin in it to keep it from spoiling.

    PeterPeter17 gün önce
  • I am surprised I was even born having had English descent, I mean it's a miracle people lived through those times. God must have looking out for people. I wish I could go back in time and see my ancestors and how they lived.

    A broken and a contrite heartA broken and a contrite heart17 gün önce
  • Can’t be the only one who was worried to death when she smelled those breads with chemicals.......

    Sofia DiamarSofia Diamar17 gün önce
  • 0:42 god damn bless

    Noe AngelNoe Angel17 gün önce
  • .... can she do my inner monologue? id get so much done.

    Jack of the Realm DemigodJack of the Realm Demigod18 gün önce
  • Did England ever have a soul?

    George OrwellGeorge Orwell18 gün önce
  • I make jokes about "The Hidden Killers of the _______ Era" all the time because of this show (including the female British accent) lol

    EvidentialEvidential18 gün önce
  • I feel like the Victorians were trying so hard to make every single part of their life deadly down to their wallpaper

    Kendal SparkKendal Spark19 gün önce
  • It is surprising anyone live though that period

    Chauncey SmithChauncey Smith21 gün önce
  • British cuisine...

    Laurent CorbelliniLaurent Corbellini22 gün önce
  • Things have not changed at all, only now we are called Americans.

    Ed ZeeEd Zee22 gün önce
  • People got to eat or die, if that means eating adulterated food, then bon appetit!

    Kenneth BesigKenneth Besig22 gün önce
  • I'd bet money similar shocking shit goes on every single day even today. We just don't know about it. They put cellulose (sawdust) in Parmesan cheese don't they? Oh, right; that's 'cellulose' added as 'an anti-clumping agent'. Then how come its still clumped up, every time we buy some?!

    fenderstratguyfenderstratguy23 gün önce
  • Population control at its finest.

    Binit Kumar SahuBinit Kumar Sahu24 gün önce
  • I think my old school cafeteria used that lead recipe

    Adam McgrathAdam Mcgrath24 gün önce
  • Why does the scientist look so young yet so old at the same time ?

    Bru CeBru Ce25 gün önce
  • I've heard of news about a German engineer posining his colleagues by putting lead acetate in their meal. Because lead acetate tastes sweet nobody paid attention until someone died.

    H CH C25 gün önce
  • Ain't it progress that today they cut mostly hard drugs with harmful substances instead of regular bread? Regarding coloring food, it's a miracle they didn't do it with acryl paint considering the cavalier attitude towards healthcare they seem to have had in Victorian Britain.

    Shiro AmakusaShiro Amakusa25 gün önce
  • Haha, silly Victorians. *Sips 30oz. of High Fructose Corn Syrup*

    Kate DuttonKate Dutton25 gün önce
  • Guys this still happens today with GMO’s

    Joy DuggarJoy Duggar26 gün önce
  • We always had Borax at home for cleaning. Is it no longer sold? I haven't seen it for a bit in the stores. We never fed it to kids though. Never even considered that.

    Robert GaryRobert Gary26 gün önce
  • I like how this video makes it sound like they don't do this anymore.

    Churn NobalChurn Nobal27 gün önce
  • Did they pasteurise their milk already in that time?

    Loïc Van Der PoelLoïc Van Der Poel27 gün önce
  • Look at today ,we use dangerous plastics, Bisphenol A

    AbdouAbdou27 gün önce
  • ".......I see buffoonery and sleazery......" - F. Zappa

    Donde MerlinDonde Merlin27 gün önce
  • Why the f were people obsessed with lead back then like have you heard of plastic?

    امووونه UaEامووونه UaE27 gün önce
    • 8ShroomFairy8 damn.... that’s rough

      امووونه UaEامووونه UaE22 gün önce

      8ShroomFairy88ShroomFairy824 gün önce
    • Did you hear about the first plastics used. It had a tendency to catch fire and explode. Things like hair barrets, buttons, billiard balls, and dentures. I was amazed by the list, just found out about it through this channels videos.

      8ShroomFairy88ShroomFairy824 gün önce
  • So victorian people were constantly in pain and just saw it as normal because of the ignorance of the time. I can't imagine living like that, unknowingly poisoning yourself and your family with literally everything.

    Honey BreadHoney Bread27 gün önce
  • Reasearch on the actual product has demonstrated that adulturation was no where near as bad as they are making out. It seems this kind of show is based on newspaper stories and myth rather than the reality of the actual product itself. It goes alongside the idea that in the Victorian period every woman wore tight restrictive corsets 24hrs and spoke cockney...

    james morganjames morgan27 gün önce
  • This shows the danger of unrestricted Capitalism. No economic system can be said to perfect. But the bear in mind that the objective of Capitalism is profit - not the empowerment of humanity or political freedom. The purpose of Capitalism is Profit. That's why one of the most idiotic statements ever made was " America needs a Businessman for President". In a Democratic form of government, the purpose of elected officials is to run an maintain the government. The purpose of a Business is to make money. Two entirely different things. Yet, because so many Americans are so poorly educated, we as a nation have an incredibly hard time understanding the difference.

    Robert GumbsRobert Gumbs27 gün önce
  • 🎵Reasonable ways to die Reasonable ways to die Reasonable ways to di-i-ie🎵

    GracieGracie28 gün önce
  • Brexit will bring back the good old days.

    TheSilentStrikezTheSilentStrikez28 gün önce
  • So this is the not so fun to watch version of Horrible Histories then eh? 🤔

    Deniz UzunDeniz Uzun28 gün önce
  • I enjoy the Absolute History series. Great stuff. The Blonde chick with the nose piercing and curly locks is beautiful to gaze upon, despite her crooked teeth.

    Roy MarianoRoy Mariano28 gün önce
  • Victorian era? Companies still do this today! Difference is we've gone from one banned substance to another. Its the price we pay for progress

    Roy ReyesRoy Reyes28 gün önce
  • Im surprised the European descendents survived for this long no offense its just wow alot of the things were bad.

    Breezy BreeseBreezy Breese28 gün önce
  • Human beings truly disgust me

    Sea333 JSea333 J28 gün önce
  • Came here after watching the danger of Victorian stairs, and bathtubs...and children’s toys, and corsets...yeah im ok with living in 2020

    DOCDOC28 gün önce
  • Welcome to another episode of "Where quarantine has brought me".

    øPsy GamingøøPsy Gamingø29 gün önce
  • This took demoman's line "Eat Lead Laddies" in a whole new way

    Maezy LagguiMaezy Laggui29 gün önce
  • I guess Britishers deserved all this

    harsh pathakharsh pathakAylar önce
  • "it could cause *TB* " **gets immediate Rdr2 flashbacks** *oh no*

    toxicccreamtoxicccreamAylar önce
  • I officially am addicted to watching Victorians kill themselves

    Yasicles PlaysYasicles PlaysAylar önce
  • You seem to be a little obsessed about death. There would be much more historical valuable to be reported of english history of those ages. The things I learn from you are primarily historical deathtraps.

    Dieter GerdingDieter GerdingAylar önce
  • ❤❤

    Matej MiklošMatej MiklošAylar önce
  • Same today............ Nothing has changed !

    del trottsdel trottsAylar önce
  • Victorian more dangerous than Hitler and stalin

  • Jesus Christ poor people were trying to survive through dumb ways to die-

    Valentines MSPValentines MSPAylar önce
  • How the hell did we suvive this era? I mean damn

    Luna Marie SørensenLuna Marie SørensenAylar önce
  • Almost everything leads to death in this period

    Meredith BongeMeredith BongeAylar önce
  • Victorians:Please poison is on everyway possible

    TheWeebMeTheWeebMeAylar önce
  • That’s disgusting!! So much chemicals even in the back in those days 😮 I think I prefer my ancestors diet which was buffalo, roasted corn and flatbread, all organic lol

    Becky CastroBecky CastroAylar önce
  • Why am I watching these videos?? It just keeps getting darker and darker, as if I needed more reasons to hate the Victorian era

    Vince BVince BAylar önce
  • That period was rough..😔

    Nthabiseng PNthabiseng PAylar önce
  • Victorians were just like lets put some random shit in food and see what happens

    EnchiEnchiAylar önce
  • Wow borax is what they used at a kids party to make slime which I went to oh no well it was a while back tho and we didn’t eat it obviously

    David MDavid MAylar önce
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