Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1933 In Saskatchewan, Canada, record setting hen Lady Victorine died after laying her 694th egg.

In 1940 David Murray Cowie died (born 1872). An American pediatrician, he was a pioneer in convincing table salt producers to add iodine to their product to reduce the incidence of goiter (swelling of the thyroid gland) in the U.S.

In 1970 James M. Schlatter of G.D. Searle & Co. received U.S. patent No. 3,492,131 for the peptide sweetening agent, aspartame, which would be marketed as NutraSweet in 1981.

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