Most of us have watched an episode or full seasons of the AMC breakout hit series “Breaking Bad.” The central character, Walter White, is a high school science teacher with terminal cancer who decides that to provide for his family after his passing he’ll cook up meth. That decision snowballs season after season until White admits his synthesizing of methamphetamine had more to do with his own edification that with the family’s financial security.
I reference “Breaking Bad” to prime you for a really interesting “Atlantic” article on a DEA lab expert who has shared his investigations of the evolution of meth from rural super labs to industrial chemical factories pumping out synthetics of ever more toxic concoctions. What abusers think of as meth of plant based derivatives are actually a cocktail of poisons turning users into real life “Walking Dead” (another AMC breakout series). Here