The Food Reform By Jack Krawet

While there have been plenty of attempts to better the meat served across the country, there are still issues existing in the areas of fast food chains, factory conditions and harmful additives.

fast food

Wow.

Believe it or not, the meat used in fast food chains tends to contain plenty of chemicals, including DEHP, which is used in soap and has been linked to diabetes.
Would you ever take a bite?
As shown, 25 of America's most popular fast food chains had their meat quality inspected, and an alarming 20 received failing grades.

The factories

The disgusting Chicago factories that prepared, packaged and distributed food to America

believe it or not...

most of the problems with the meat in AMerica started with the plants they were prepared and packed in.
Upton Sinclair's book, The Jungle, was written to expose the problems inside the meatpacking plants of Chicago. The information inside frightened Americans, but with meat still being so bad, the question is raised of, "Is this still going on?"

The acts

The federal food, drug and cosmetic act as, well as the pure food and drug act were passed to promote the bettering of the food served throughout the country.
The Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act was signed in 1938

Harmful Additives

the poison squad

Formed in 1902, this group of usda scientists would eat the poor quality food in america to show the effects it would have on their body.
The Poison Squad ate 3 poisoned meals a day for a long period of time much like what Americans were doing on a normal basis.

antibiotics

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, has stated that “Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest health threats facing us today… We've taken too many drugs, and as a result, they don't work the way they used to”
Dr. Sanjay Gupta

clearly...

the meat served to americans was bad to start, and has seemed to only get worse. so next time you eat fast food, consider what you may be putting into your body, and what others may have been putting into their bodies for more than a hundred years past.

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