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PURE FOOD FENDERSON

WHISKIES Smoothie

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For Sale by

CUARANTEED UNDER THE NATION

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PUREFOOD LAW JUNE 30 1906

BRE EN & KENNEDY

SOLE PROPRIETORS.

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CHICAGO,

CHICAGO

187-189 Washington Street

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THE STATE PURE FOOD LAW IN ITS RELATION TO THE FARMER

By R. M. WASHBURN, Missouri State Dairy and Food Commissioner

(A talk given December 5, 1907, before the State Board of Horticulture)

The 44th general assembly of Missouri passed a with breakfast foods. With truthful labeling the law regarding the purity and truthful labeling of consumer may know what he is eating. If he prefer foods which will be far reaching in its effect. This cheap adulterated foods to the higher priced pure arlaw is intended primarily to be in the interests of the ticle, he has his choice. The price of foods has inconsumer and this certainly includes all, for no mat- creased very materially since the National Pure Food ter what a man's religion, politics, nationality or oc- Law was passed, but the claim that the price has cupation, he is interested in the subject of foods. The increased because of the law is poorly founded, for farmer's table will be far less affected than will that have not other articles, such as wagons, railroad rails: of his city cousin who pastures the year around in lumber and nails, farm machinery and horseshoes, the grocery store, because a very large per cent of and other non-edible articles not also raised in price? the food on the farmers board is produced and pre- The law has already driven from the market most of served by himself and family. It usually possesses the the cheaper grades of food, such as "strawberry acme of purity and wholesomeness.

jam” composed of the following ingredients: apple EFFECT WHEN BUYING.-When buying food juice, glucose, coal tar color, artificial sweetener. for the table the farmer will be affected just as the chemical flavor and grass seed. There is little sale city man will be affected, in that under the new law for such concoctions though they be harmless in their he will obtain as a whole, purer food, that is, food effect. Cattle feeds have been and are still to some with less adulterations. Many years of red hot com- extent adulterated. Bran mixed with corn cobs and petition controlled only by the commercial conscience, oat hulls until it has less than one-half its supposed which can never be trusted, has brought about a truly feeding value, has been found on the Missouri mardeplorable state of affairs. There is not one single arti- ket. Cotton seed meal in which the hulls, finely cle of food known in this country which is not in ground have been mixed; oil meal containing all mansome way at some time adulterated. A few of these ner of weed seeds, especially wild mustard, is not par

rations have been harmful. The majority are ticularly uncommon. Our pure food law covers the not injurious. They only deceive and rob. Better feed of animals as well as that of man, and I shall measure will also be obtained under the law. Short make it a part of my business to rid the market of weights and short measures have been a popular these exasperating and contemptible frauds as soon method of competing. Hundreds of sacks of four as possible. have been weighed by the state's inspectors and many, EFFECT WHEN SELLING.–The removal from even those of some of tủe most reputable firms, have the market of bogus jellies and jams will undoubtedly been found from one to four pounds short on the increase the demand and probably alos the price of sack. Pound packages of butter weighing from 15 fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, td":157/2 ozs., and crackers—let's not talk about them. etc. The market will also strengthen a little on apThey are not sold by weight, they are sold by the ples though not to any great extent. But the market package at so much each. The quantity of food ob- for pure apple vinegar of a standard grade should tained for the money is ridiculously small.' The same be increased materialy. At the present time about

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