The inventor of the chicken nugget and other poulty innovations passed away this week. Robert C. Baker, a member of the American Poultry Hall of Fame, developed a flock of poultry products, including ground poultry, chicken baloney and chicken hot dogs. When he figured out how to process and bind chicken meat into various shapes he gave the world the 'nuggets' now ubiquitous in grocery stores and fast food joints around the world.
Baker was a professor of food science and poultry science at Cornell University. He was 84.
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