Quaker Oats fed radioactive milk and oatmeal to unsuspecting special needs kids under the guise of a science club in order to find out how beneficial certain nutrients were in their oats.
During an experiment sponsored by the Quaker Oats corporation, 73 mentally disabled children were fed radioactive oatmeal in order to track “how nutrients were digested”. The children were told they were joining a science club in exchange for larger portions of food and trips to baseball games.
In an experiment sponsored by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and Quaker Oats, disabled children were fed oatmeal containing radioactive chemicals. The children were not informed and were told by hospital staff that they were joining a “science club“.