Punch, 58 (1870), 106.
Our Own Mud in Our Own Mouths
Industrial Chemistry, Commerce, Pollution, Nutrition
Begins by describing how the rising prices of 'all sorts of oils and greases' has been caused by claims made by chemists that such raw materials can be turned into food. Believes another 'triumph of Chemistry' that surpasses the 'extraction of Champagne out of petroleum' is the transformation of Thames mud into butter. Thinks this will enable John Thwaites to 'turning to account the hundreds of thousands of tons of sewage now poured weekly from the pumps at Abbey Mills'.
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