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Sinclairdescribedthebadworkingandliving

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Unformatted text preview: ad Car was developed in the 1870’s, and Introduced for meat distribution by Gustavus Franklin Swift (See McGee p.123 “Abundant Meat in North America”). ____________________________________ Food Adulteration was prevalent during the 1800s. Wholesome ingredients were mixed or replaced with impure, extraneous, or inferior materials. Goal could be to reduce costs and increase profit, to mask decay, etc. Harvey W. Wiley was the chief chemist in what is now the Department of Agriculture. Starting in the 1880s, he studied foods and medicines, and uncovered many cases of food adulteration. He became the leader of the ‘pure food crusade’. In 1906, the book The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was published. Sinclair described the bad work...
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