Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1846 Ira Remsen was born (died March 4, 1927).  American chemist, co-discoverer in 1879 (with Constantine Fahlberg) of saccharin, the artificial sweetener.

In 1944 Author Frances Moore Lappe was born. She is the author of the best selling ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ (1971) which indirectly encouraged a vegetarian diet, by demonstrating that raising animals for food was an extremely wasteful use of resources.

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