Cyanamid in your milk?

1958; photo by Jon Abbot. Cynamid.

American Cyanamid, 1958. Photo by Jon Abbot.

American Cyanamid was a major US company. They produced everything from organic chemicals to animal feed additives to shampoos to antibiotics.

Then they became even bigger, and at one point owned more US golf courses than any other American company. They were everywhere, doing everything, basically.

My eyes started to glaze over as I was reading about chemicals and additives and bovine growth hormone, so I’m not even going to try and explain what it was this mega corporation was doing to “safeguard” Americans’ milk, but it all seemed a little odd. The name in itself is bizarre!

I only did any research at all because I thought the picture was kind of cute and I wanted to know what it was all about!

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