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Toxicology, the study of poisons, is often thought of as a new discipline. It’s not. It has been around as long as people have been trying out different types of food, and using the occasional poisonous plant, or animal, to dispatch a rival.
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"Imitation is the best form of flattery." Charles Caleb Colton, 1824 "Except when it makes me want to puke."  Josh Bloom, 2019
Retractions in science are a fact of life. Sometimes, the published literature is wrong, and when it is discovered, the paper is often stricken from the scientific record.
A couple of years ago, Panera Bread went crazy. Somebody high up in the corporation decided that selling (what is, in my opinion1) really great tasting food was no longer a sufficient strategy.
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