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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  • Their entire concept is what they saw in ads in the media. You have to be joking if you think everyone was poisoning everyone while the population went 10 fold. Get off ladies.

    Andre PeaceAndre Peace22 saatler önce
  • I'd love to expand the urban population in britain ten fold with the host of this show

    kakabukkake0kakabukkake023 saatler önce
  • Well there you go and to think the Chinese are still making fake food and have modified baby’s milk so much they are now steeling milk power from other countries.

    Dave GoldspinkDave Goldspink23 saatler önce
  • 💩

    Langus langusLangus langusGün önce
  • But the VIctorian period was sooooo pretty :(

    Mr. ScaryMr. ScaryGün önce
  • Mass poisonous food is an industrial-era problem that remains with us to this very day. The food supply in the United States of America and many other places is toxic, biocidal, polluting, and toxic. Glyphosate, pesticides, fungicides, synthetic fertilizers, heavy metals, low quality high yield results that are unfit to eat vs better alternatives. Diabetes and obesity are not character flaws, they're evidence of chronic dietary poisoning. More disturbingly, this is all evidence of psychopathic human predation and exploitation.

    chromachromaGün önce
  • Never trust a neoliberal

    The Baby Eating Bishop Of Bath And Wells.The Baby Eating Bishop Of Bath And Wells.Gün önce
  • 10:45 Lemme guess - Borax might have improved the taste, but it did jack shit against the actual bacteria, and/or is harmful on its own.

    Richard SamuelsonRichard SamuelsonGün önce
  • I could sure go for a nice refreshing glass of borax.

    nexus_6.0nexus_6.0Gün önce
  • And I bet in another few hundred years, the people will read about us and be shocked by the poison we consume.

    hudsonhudsonGün önce
  • no wonder there're weird genetic disease everywhere.... i bet that also caused by the past era where people used poisonous things on food and everything with some small population survived but led to genetic changes and genetic problem.

    xoxoxyxxoxoxyxGün önce
  • having to process food to meet demands of humanity only proves the fact that there's way too many of us on earth

    PISS HOLEPISS HOLEGün önce
  • Also the "experts of the day" (assuming the customers were rich enough) told them to spend their holidays sitting in Radon mines to absorb the "health giving radiation".

    Bob JacksonBob JacksonGün önce
  • Whenever you wonder why our life expectancy has gone up so much, look at these videos.

    Ashley SpratlinAshley Spratlin2 gün önce
  • Hmmmm, that sounds somewhat familiar... Me: live in a shitty village in the shithole area of China

    楓零楓零2 gün önce
  • Currently flours they process are grown with contaminated water and fertilizer and have invisible to naked eye iron sifted in.

    Andrew BrownAndrew Brown2 gün önce
  • and this is whyu you need regulations for EVERYTHING!!! fuck capitalism

    UlquiorraUlquiorra2 gün önce
  • Nothing change much since then

    Henry TavernerHenry Taverner2 gün önce
  • If Britain herself was suffering at this era, imagine their colonies and the natives inside them

    KvATKvAT2 gün önce
  • wow y r we alive lol.

    •KemiEmi••KemiEmi•2 gün önce
  • I'm starting to think Mrs. Beeton didn't actually know what she was talking about 🤔

    KolonaRulezKolonaRulez2 gün önce
  • Wtf is a "work house"? Wtf is "the sketch"?

    stapuftstapuft2 gün önce
  • if victorians were bad making choices what was other world doing good . what was others good and bad ? what is human awareness .based on ? why world goes to cycles of unawareness and awareness . is it availability or unavailability of ENERGY . why . and what happens .who and what makes it available and unavailable . since all is made of energy things ( including human bodies ) and no things . why can't sun be seen in space . question is what is all this . schools lie universities lie . is truth staranger then fiction ? QUESTION everyone should be asking is WHAT IS ALL THIS IN PLANET . AND PLANET IT SELF . WHO DECIDES GOOD AND BAD . WHAT IS GOOD AND BAD . ? MAKE planes people die . made cars people die . why DIE to begin with . plaster of paris was to fix broken bones . why should bones break to begin with . aluminium is bad for health . why is aluminium on planet to harvest to begin with . people ride horses die from falling of horses .pesticides are poison . PERFUME is poison yet people smell it . everyone seems to design there societies based on knowledge and answers they have untill there answer becomes question again . there is no perfection . only nothing is perfect because its nothing . everyone have there own version of good and bad and ( answers ) . untill it becomes question again .. there WERE, ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE QUESTION . everyone keeps coming up with there own version or good and bad right and wrong . there are only ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    home hmhome hm2 gün önce
  • How did humans even survive before modern times, I dont even...

    Marthe EndresenMarthe Endresen3 gün önce
  • Mod cons? Fuck off.

    Josh HamiltonJosh Hamilton3 gün önce
  • Awful times, yet strangely fascinating *snuff* said 👃

    moo kunmoo kun3 gün önce
  • 0:40 "what if i walk thru the doorway and you get an ass shot, thats gonna keep them here"

    kyle baconkyle bacon3 gün önce
  • Get the idiot small-government libertarians to watch this video.

    Asus McTabletAsus McTablet4 gün önce
  • I can't believe it was that bad, if it was that bad how could we survive victorian era?

    Alejandro Sintes Ruiz de la EscaleraAlejandro Sintes Ruiz de la Escalera4 gün önce
  • Why adulterate your beauty by sticking a lump of snot on the side of your nose, it's repulsive.

    David ForwardDavid Forward4 gün önce
    • why is this stupid boomer comment on every one of these videos

      BenBenGün önce
  • this hasn't anything to do with the video but I like her hands.

    Milena ZombieMilena Zombie4 gün önce
  • I wonder how many Mrs. Beeton we listen today for good advice.

    Nataly DoloresNataly Dolores4 gün önce
  • They all have babies holding bottles of poisonous milk, with binkie straws in them, like they feeding themselves. And dying of bovine tb, so sas. Nowadays, babies are babied and given healthy milk, and fed it by someone who cares, living long happy lives. Damn.

    Sarah HernandezSarah Hernandez4 gün önce
  • Sweeney Todd?

    Mr SchmorgusMr Schmorgus5 gün önce
  • Remember folks to learn from history. DO NOT act like it's still happening as it will bring trouble. Whining about a situation that has been over and done with for a hundred years is pointless.

    Pandas Panda Pan DasPandas Panda Pan Das5 gün önce
  • Plaster of Paris??? sheesh!

    shivercanadashivercanada5 gün önce
  • The food industry has not changed, there is just more legislation. They still do whatever they can get away with. If you are not too squeamish, try looking up "pink slime".

    A Nonny MouseA Nonny Mouse5 gün önce
  • me: *watched this video* also me: continues eating instant noodles

    random videos on my phonerandom videos on my phone5 gün önce
  • Bruh, life used to fuckin suck

    KimKim5 gün önce
  • My god she is beautiful. Not just her looks. What a stellar beauty.

    Inquisitor MhathueInquisitor Mhathue5 gün önce
  • Mod cons... come on just say it. The more of this I see the more disappointed I become with younger generations. Our beautiful language is going to become bastardized.

    Inquisitor MhathueInquisitor Mhathue5 gün önce
  • Alum isnt poison any living-one - only for Satan / dragon.

    kati kontiokati kontio5 gün önce
  • Like kraft parmesan cheese in a shaker is just sawdust.

    Sue D'AlessandroSue D'Alessandro5 gün önce
  • Advertising that foods are pure does not mean they are pure.

    jbjb5 gün önce
  • I'd like to remind everyone that places like London and Boston are not the world and are still a toxic disaster.

    Clorox BleachClorox Bleach5 gün önce
  • And people complain about government regulations enforced by the FDA. If it weren't for regs we would still be eating this garbage.

    D FlattD Flatt5 gün önce
  • She is the definition of hot. Beautiful and smart. Total package.

    D FlattD Flatt5 gün önce
  • I have more respect for greedy bakers than idiot consumers. If you want your stuff done right, find time and do it yourself!

    SaveCows AndBullsSaveCows AndBulls6 gün önce
  • So greed is the plague of Man

    Teddy CushTeddy Cush6 gün önce
  • Ah yes it's time for a delicious meal

    Lilly AliceLilly Alice6 gün önce
  • This makes me wonder what people will think we were crazy for in the future?

    BOB THE COW 67BOB THE COW 676 gün önce
  • What's the difference to today? We still have lead in the water, glycerine in the bread, sawdust in our yoghurt, coloring in 99% of products, estrogen in the bottled water, softeners and pesticides in our legumes, cruelty and antibiotics in our meat, water and meat glue in our sausages and all of these things have been bread in an invisible-to-the eye coating of microplastic and dangerous chemistry, all in low and legal per-serving amounts that accumulate over time. Edit: Forgot the ridiculous amounts of salt and sugar in all ready-meals and restaurant foods, radioactive iodine in mushrooms and meat (such as wild boars) in great parts of Europe and especially in Germany: salmonella and bacteria in school-meals, bacteria in infusions for newborns.

    Woah DudeWoah Dude6 gün önce
  • She is my favorite actress on this show!!

    Christina HarmonChristina Harmon6 gün önce
  • The Victorian Era showcases how completely untegulated capitalism looks like. The people that hate on governmental regulation as an "intrusion into the liberty of the market" can only do this because those very regulations protect them from their oh so beloved free market.

    Kay StephanKay Stephan6 gün önce
  • The part about Borax *almost* made me laugh. Obviously it will kill you. The reason it's such a good disinfectant is because it kills everything, and they seem stupid at the time for thinking a larger amount of it wouldn't kill a larger organism. Then I remembered people literally drank hand sanitizer a few weeks ago because the president suggested it.

    RRWRRW6 gün önce
  • My bread is not eye-blistering white. My dinner guests will pillory me maybe literally.

    calska140calska1406 gün önce
  • just like they do today, soo sweet

    ab abab ab7 gün önce
  • For all the dumb fuckers saying they wished to live back in those days...lol

    Solid ravenSolid raven7 gün önce
  • All Britains r Idiots !

    hans binderhans binder7 gün önce
  • I love her hair,

    TyRuTyRu7 gün önce
  • Someone starts chocking *turns red I’m not tryin to save u Man u lookin like a tomato, I’m not touching that shït

    Dylan BabcockDylan Babcock7 gün önce
    • * turns red * Nuh uh. Not falling for that nightshade bullshit. Almost got me. * turns purple * Well I guess I can help now. Whups, too late. Damn you nightshade!

      calska140calska1406 gün önce
  • At this new age we have cocacola for drinking and cleaning toilets ;)

    Joana ŠimkutėJoana Šimkutė7 gün önce
  • I really see no difference to common day brits and victorians - still use the cheapest product and sell it at a high price.

    Grimm WaldGrimm Wald7 gün önce
  • They eat Alum,we eat Plastic,so what?

    OoJoshioOOoJoshioO7 gün önce
  • So Brits are esentialy imnune to poisining , I mean how other way they could have survived then homes and food is poisoned.

    Bad4YouBad4You7 gün önce
  • The Victorian era was just a harder version of battle royal

    KLKL7 gün önce
  • this is the current situation in China and the reason why the hoard australian supermarkets for baby formula

    Michal BlaszczakMichal Blaszczak7 gün önce
  • A pierced nose. Why are people so stupid?

    hamnosehamnose7 gün önce
  • It seems they have confused boric acid with borax. Those are two different chemicals with two very different side effects.

    Chaos 1599Chaos 15997 gün önce
  • "This left the consumer the the mercy of the unscrupulous merchants responsible for each part of the food chain" Sooooo.... not much has changed! :S We still add all kinds of unhealthy colours, flavours, sugars, and eat white bread.

    Michael NiesnerMichael Niesner7 gün önce
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