The Progressive Era: Food Reform BY: mADISON bRUNO

How the Meat Inspection Act Started:

Thesis:Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle helped change how the United States produced and sold food as shown in the acts Meat inspection Act, Pure Food and Drug Act, The FDA food safety Modernization Act.

Upton Sinclair has caused The Pure food and Drug Act and The Meat inspection Act

The Pure Food Act was made to prevent the manufacture, sale, or transportation of misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.

Was entrusted with the responsibility of testing all foods and drugs destined for human consumption

Examples of False Advertisement or lying in 2016.

There are so many questions to ask when looking at this photo. During the time when "The Jungle" was let out for people to see it exposed the dangers of what are in their food. These are some examples of how people lie now days. Which is against the Pure Food and Drug Act.

"They put him in a place where the snow could not beat in, where the cold could not eat through his bones; they brought him food and drink.”why, in the name of heaven, if they must punish him, did they not put his family in jail and leave him outside-why could they find no better way to punish him than to leave three weak women and six helpless children to starve and freeze?” (Bookrags “The Jungle” Upton Sinclair.)

”The Poke-and-Sniff.”

Courts have also upheld the FDCA against a different sort of constitutional challenge brought by terminally ill patients claiming a fundamental privacy right to use whatever substances they and their doctors think will relieve their suffering despite the FDA's failure to approve its "safety" or "effectiveness.”(U.S.Food and Administrative Accessed 2016. )


Created with images by Dabbawalla - "The Jungle by Upton Sinclair" • USDAgov - "Harvey W. Wiley conducting experiments in his laboratory"

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