The Food Reforms By: Petra Attia

"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

Was the inspiration and motivation

President Theodore Roosevelt needed to create the food reforms after seeing the damage in the food and drug industry. He brought in Sinclair to tell him more about the problem.

Sinclair went into a factory and saw the process first hand as one of the workers and explained it all to Roosevelt who was disgusted by what he heard.

Even the workers were treated like the animals they were slaughtering, one limb gets cut? Toss it in, more meat to go.

The Pure Food and Drug act was created to inspect and test the outgoing edible customer products so they can be safe for the public to consume and check the product labeling to make sure it was accurate. The act was created and passed in 1906.

Most medicines and drugs were mostly made of poisonous products at the time and there was no "warning label" to tell people what exactly what they are taking. They only know a doctor prescribed it so they have to take it, which led to some very deadly outcomes.

The Meat Inspection Act was made to inspect the meat before and after slaughtering the animal to check for any disease or infection so it doesn't spread to the people eating the meat. It was also created and passed in 1906.

The Meat

Was inspected to make sure it was 100% the meat the label said it was since most of the meat was NOT an animal meant for slaughter or there would be body parts since some of the workers got injured or had their fingers cut off. The pieces of fingers were tossed into the processed meat and passed as "an animal" that was slaughtered.

The food today and what evaluation process it goes through

“The great corporation which employed you lied to you, and lied to the whole country—from top to bottom it was nothing but one gigantic lie.”

-Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

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Petra Attia


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