Today in Food History


Also, on this day in 1886 Clarence Birdseye was born in Brooklyn, New York.  In 1924, Clarence Birdseye, with the financial backing of Wetmore Hodges, William Gamage, Basset Jones, I.L. Rice and J.J. Barry, organized the General Seafood Corporation.  The birth of the frozen food industry.

In 1935 Lafayette Benedict Mendel died.  An American biochemist who published various papers on nutrition.  His work on vitamins and proteins helped establish modern standards of nutrition.

In 1997 Karl August Folkers died.  He was the first to isolate vitamin B12.

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