The meat is often shipped great distances to reach consumers. Although the details that the book projects are filthy and totally repulsive; i believe that many people might have overlooked the idea that Upton was a avid socialist, who disliked capitalism extremely. This name fits the packing plant because there were many types of animals in the meat, just like there are many animals in a real jungle. The time it took for the bill to be passed through Senate and the House took too long; and almost seemed to lax for the horrifying conditions once they were proved by the private investigators. He also had oversized front teeth.
The piece of information that bothers me the most is that the innocent citizens were not exposed to the knowledge concerning the contaminants being in their everyday meals. There was so much concern among the American people that President Theodore Roosevelt had no choice but to take action. From reading this chapter, I gained a new insight of Teddy Roosevelt, the meat scandal, and some of the true motives of all the parties involved. For example, Agriculture Department investigators and meatpackers told the media that Sinclair along with Neill and Reynolds had greatly over exaggerated the conditions in the plants, leaving fellow Americans without knowing what to believe. The horrors of the meat packing industry appalled me because I never realized the unsanitary means of the packers.
I can only hope that our government today and the people who prepare our food for us care a little more about our health than people did before. Cartoons portray one aspect, the senate and house another, and that it is up to the average person to research and eventually decide what they choose to believe. The public obviously grew concerned about the problems that it faced, and they first turned to their president, Theodore Roosevelt for help. Theodore Roosevelt was a man of his word and did not finish until the job was done. I could never imagine myself eating any of the things that were mentioned in chapter ten.
Also, you wrote about an issue i did not even think about-how today's economy is affecting the meat packing indestry. The exports of commodities like corn, soybeans and wheat continue even when the government has no money to keep the lights on. If that ship of bacterium were to reach our farms, then the entire country will starve. Another fact that is often left out of the story is that many packers wanted the stricter inspection laws, and were happy when Roosevelt signed the Meat Inspection Act of 1906. It amazes me that our government let this go on for such a long period of time.
His first attempt to confront the industry failed as his suit was dismissed. Last, I too appreciated how Republicans and Democrats came together to fight for sanitary food despite their different beliefs about other issues. James Bronson Reynolds, 1907 The book's assertions were confirmed in the Neill-Reynolds report, commissioned by in 1906. The president at this time was Theodore Roosevelt who may be my favorite president being that he revolutionized the political field while he was in office. But he realized that he was not able to do very much because the inspectors of the meat cared about as much as the packers.
I'm glad our modern canned goods are not as questionable and have labels that identify their contents. Amercan's today take the regulations and inspection agencies today for granted. Meat grading is a voluntary service plants pay a fee for this service while meat inspection is a mandatory service plants do not pay except for overtime needs. They created many new products that we use on a daily basis without thinking about it. Inspection for wholesomeness is mandatory and is paid for with public funds. However, due to the repulsive nature of the findings in the book, no one paid too much attention to the push on Socialism. As one of the noblest presidents in the United States history, Roosevelt kept his promise of solving the problems of the meat packing industry.
Firstly, Roosevelt didn't suggest the passing of legislation to regulate food simply because he read a novel with sensationalist claims. When I saw the name of this chapter, I thought this was going to be a review of things I already knew, but it was a learning experience for me. Roosevelt was a sickly child, but that did not stop him from fighting his illness. But then they go on to tell of his stories of riding with the Rough Riders, ranching in Dakota, and even playing an extreme amount of tennis. The cartoons and symbols actually impacted political involvements such as presidential elections. He just wanted all people to treat each other fairly, and to give the public what they paid for. You tend to see a thread of selfishness, but this a mistake made by many human beings.
Roosevelt wanted inspections of the meat to happen before and after slaughter. I think that I, like most students, just read facts in my history book and think that all that happened was Roosevelt saw there was a problem with the packing industry, decided to write a new law about it, and just passes it with the support of Congress. Thus, the concerns of today's inspectors are broader and include unseen hazards such as microbiological and chemical contamination. Your topics are well organized and I enjoyed reading another student's work. Roosevelt was certainly capable of confronting the issue;however, even he could not completely quench the issue of a hazardous meat packing industry.
Who can blame an industry leader with their company's best interest in mind if they decide not to make public certain bits of information that would have hazardous repercussions on not only himself but everyone he represents. Even though Congress was prepared to take recess for six weeks, President Roosevelt did not worry about the issue losing momentum; he had more damning facts available that were ready for print. My everyday meals would put my life in danger due to the overwhelming numbers of dangers. Pork's consistency makes it suitable for a variety of cooking styles. I was also very appalled that the packers knowingly sent rotten meat to feed the troops.
With Roosevelt's new found disgust for the meat packing industry, he began to pull a meat inspection act together. It also showed me how all three branches have to be a part of the outcome. Sadly, as seen with recent immigration, financial, and health care reforms, when the stakes are high, some people put promoting self image before servicing the public. Obviously there was a problem with the food regulations of there were rats crawling around the meat and no one there to stop them. It was truly amazing that the meat packing industry, as corrupt as it was, could let such disgusting varieties of flesh, feces, and bones be put it to their meat product without second thought.