Uptown Sinclair's The Jungle

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Uptown Sinclair’s book The Jungle was originally written to expose the working conditions within the meat packing industry. Sinclair shocked millions as he bore what it was really like behind the scenes. Employees worked with contaminated and rotting meat, which was not a health violation at the time. This eventually led to new food and federal safety laws. Most of the labor force was an immigrant, who moved to the United States with hopes of the “American Dream.” Most would say that they did not find what they were looking for. The work was harsh, dirty and hard to survive in since it was such a cruel environment. To start, there was severe corruption within the working authority; most meatpacking bosses were criminals and had a known reputation…show more content…
The second segment forbids any drug or food that has been contaminated or mislabeled. The third section allows the federal government’s permission to create consistent rules and regulations for the Food and Drug Act. Section four states when the substance would be tested. Next, fifth portion selects the attorney general to take into account and punish any organization that does not follow the rules and regulations. Division six identifies what will be considered as a drug. After, sections seven and eight specify food and drug adulteration and misbranding. Section nine arranges safety from trial for food and drugs that have been impure or mislabeled and do not meet foreign countries requirements. Section 10 decides where a case of adulteration or misbranding will be put on trial if the alleged product has been shipped to other countries or across state lines. Section 11 assembles random inspections of drugs and food being brought into or shipped out of the United States. Lastly, section 12 clarifies the liabilities, as 13 states the effective date. The scandal and pure embarrassment of the manifestation of the meatpacking industry was one of the worst historical events in the United States history. Human rights and responsibilities were blatantly ignored but the industry to generate as much profit as possible. The meatpackers were…show more content…
An article by PBS stated, “Today, America 's meat industry is the nation 's largest agricultural sector and sales of meat and poultry exceed $100 billion a year in the U.S.” This astounding statistics is one of many reasons why we should be more careful. A different article by UFCW identified that a whopping 20% of work injuries in the United States of America resulted within the meatpacking industry. As a country, we must strive to make this a safe environment to work in by reporting injures and hazards. It seems as if the motive to the industry has not changed since federal laws were passed in 1906; that is, they look for a quick processing line. The pressure to be quick has not stopped, causing many to become sick and injured. An article from Mint Press in 2014 stated “The U.S. Department of Agriculture that would raise top processing speeds by nearly 25 percent.” At the least, they are trying to attack the bacteria within the meat by zapping it with x-ray and gamma ray

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