Chronology

Chronology

1881

The French Louis Pasteur discovers anthrax vaccine for sheep and hogs

1883

Johan Gustav Kjeldahl Danish chemist developed a method to analyze the nitrogen content of any organic compound

1884

French botanist Pierre M. A. Millardet invents the Bordeaux mixture to fight vineyard mildew

1901

John F. Quenny, the founder of Monsanto Company, manufactures Saccharin

1913

Two German chemists, Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch developed the process for the production of ammonia at industrial level

1913

Elmer V. McCollum and Marguerite David discover Vitamin A in butter and egg yolks

1918

The firm Kelvinator launches the first successful compressor-operated refrigerator for home use

1933

Milk fortified with Vitamin D is sold commercially

1939

The Swiss chemist Paul Mueller discovers the insecticidal qualities of DDT pesticide

1943

U.S. Department of Agriculture chemists develop aerosol dispersion for insecticides and farm applications

1953

Saran wrap for household use is introduced by the firm Dow

1964

The ‘Green Revolution': Application of new hybrid plants and liquid soil fertilizers solves the nutrition problem of the Asian population

1972

DDT usage banned in the United States (The first country to ban the substance was Hungary in 1968)

1974

Monsanto introduces its comprehensive and non-tilling Roundup herbicide

1990

Novel fortifications in food and ‘nutriceutical' products become commercially popular