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    With the support of media advocacy and consumer’s awareness in regard to the food safety, the government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act in June 30, 1906, and the Meat Inspection Act in the same day. Therefore, the government did respond to the public concern in regarded to food safety. Although the primary goal of the Pure Food and Drug Act was to protect consumers, this law had made a huge impact on many large food companies. With the existing of the low price of adulterated or mislabeled food and drug products, it increased the competition among the food and drug industries. This resulted in the disadvantage of companies that who produced high-quality products. Therefore, there were many companies supporting this law because they were…

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    The process of passing the Pure Food and Drug Act was long because the federal lawmakers had less incentive to put concerned into the food industry. Actually, the first time the government was involved in the food and drug law was during 1850 where they reclassified tea as an exclusion for certain kind food. “In 1884 a resolution was introduced in the House authorizing an investigation of adulterated food and drugs by the Committee on Public Health, but it received only fourteen favorable votes”…

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    2) The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was significant because it set standards for quality of drugs and also required proper labeling of medications. Prior to this federal regulation, medications were sold freely to physicians and consumers without any proof of safety or effectiveness. 3) The FDA is involved in regulating the pharmaceutical industry and ensuring that basic standards are followed. They do this by inspecting facilities where drugs are made, reviewing new drug applications,and…

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    Introduction: Prior to the 20th century, drugs were used both for medicinal purposes and Prior to the 20th century, drugs were used both for medicinal purposes and occasionally for recreational use (Anderson). Drug use turned to abuse, and a need to curb the American appetite for drugs arose. America has been in a never ending battle with drugs since. 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act: One of the first significant drug related law to be passed in America was the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.…

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    Sinclair began to release his findings as a serial in Appeal to Reason, nearly doubling the newspaper’s circulation in about a year. After rejection by five different publishers, The Jungle was released as a novel in 1906. It was an instant success; meat sales plummeted, it was translated into 17 languages so that immigrants could also read it, and thousands of letters were written to the White House calling for meatpacking reform. President Theodore Roosevelt, not believing what he read,…

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    regulation of labor and food distribution laws. Sinclair's novel is brought to life through the eyes of a Lithuanian immigrant by the name of Jurgis Rudkus, a meatpacker at Brown and Durnham’s meatpacking industries. The novel did a lot to revolutionize the way we view food and how it it is handled, sanitized and distribution of these products. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is still notorious present day for its shocking revelations about food, but while discussing these things it would only be…

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    want to change it. The author of The Jungle and the producers of Food, Inc. are no exception. Both The Jungle and Food, Inc. set out to reveal the food industry and they have changed the what people know ever since. Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle in 1906 with a clear purpose, to expose the American meatpacking industry and the lives or immigrants living in the U.S. He wanted people to know what was really going on behind the scenes and the grisly conditions the workers worked in. Sinclair…

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    These changes took days and months to implement with results that benefited the majority of America. People such as Upton Sinclair, Jane Adams and Theodore Roosevelt contributed in various ways to this major reform movement. Local citizens, women's right reformers, and two of our presidents in the 1900’s majorly contributed to the changes and reforms which define the Progressive Era. American author, Upton Sinclair, was one of many to push for better regulations in the workplace. In his…

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    further political influence and suffrage the NAWSA taught women how to properly lobby and run for offices. The shift towards a more democratic nation carried over to the time of Progressive Era reformers and muckrackers. Politically, power of the people was very important. Suffrage for women and African Americans not only resembled an issue of equality, but one of proper representation. During the Progressive Era there was a heavy focus on the unfair processes and decisions of political…

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    Symbolism In The Jungle

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    their dinner..” (Sinclair ). The main character Jurgis saw men in the pickling room with skin diseases. Men who using knives on assembly lines would lose fingers and men who carried 100-pound blocks of meat destroyed their bodies. Workers with tuberculosis suffered and spit blood right on the floor. Bathrooms with no soap and water would be right next to the place where the meat was getting processed if there was even a bathroom and workers would urinate anywhere. Lunchrooms were scarce, and…

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