Genetically Modified Organism In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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In the United States today, a large part of the average person’s life is food. Each individual consumes nearly one ton of food each year, but never knows what they are truly putting into their body. Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, was one of the earliest works that provided people an insight to the production of their food. The novel was originally written to show the mistreatment of the workers, typically immigrants, but instead resulted in the passing of the Pure Food Act of 1906. The movie, Food Inc. provides today’s people the same insight that The Jungle gave the people in 1906. Although things such as the amount of GMO’s (genetically modified organism) in the food is worse today than it was in the turn of the twentieth century, the

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