Upton Sinclair & the Meatpacking Industry
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The progressive writer who exposed the meat industry was Upton Sinclair. He wrote “The Jungle”, which exposed the unsanitary of the meat process. The Jungle is a story of a Lithuanian immigrant, Jurgis Rudkus, who came to America to live the American Dream. Until he faced the dirty truths of Chicago, he struggles to survive and goes through the hardship of cheaters. Well, in today’s time we still struggle with the meat sanitary and working safety. The USDA (US Department of Agriculture) lack control over the meat companies and the safety of the meat supply. They lack power over the order of products to issue fines when meat companies continually violate food safety rules.. The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) accepts inspection task by the meat companies themselves. For companies to max their profit, they maintain fast line speeds, risking the safety of the workers and food supply. To make the most of their profit, they risk the lives of their workers, expecting that there will be another to replace that worker. In today’s time we still struggle against the meat companies for clean meat and less work injuries.

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Factory Farms — The Bloody Truth About Our Meat - Today's time #3

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Nearly 100 years ago, Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle, a harrowing exposé of the meatpacking industry\'s repugnant abuse of workers and animals.
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Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 | #3

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Meatpacking in America: Still a Jungle Out There? Historical Document #2

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Some critics say today's meat packing industry in America is little better than the one described by Upton Sinclair in The Jungle a century ago.
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The Meat packing industry are focused on making the meat for human consumption making sure that it is cleaned right. The hide, feathers and all the dried blood is gone. The dangers of meat packing that have been recorded is that workers have lost limbs, deep cuts, back problems, torn muscles and pinched nerves. In 1906 they had kids working in meat packing for hours and little pay in the bad working conditions.

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Vocabulary

1. Slaughter - Killing of animals

2. Meat - Flesh of an animal 

3. Carcass - Dead body of an animal

4. Dam - The female parent

5. Locus - The specific area on a chromosome where a particular gene is located.

6. Parturition - The act of giving birth (calving).

7. Progeny - Offspring of the parents.

8. Sibs - Brothers and sisters of an individual.

9. Variance - Variance is a statistic that describes the variation we see in a trait.

10. Accuracy (of selection) - Correlation between an animal's unknown actual breeding value and a calculated estimated breeding value.

 

source: http://www.chaps2000.org/support/glossary.htm

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The Truth About the Meat Industry Today's time #2

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Green pastures are a vision of the past: Today’s meat industry looks more like wire pens, crammed with injured animals who will never even see a ray of sunshine...
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