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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 09:13 PM

Let's talk about Upton Sinclair and your next Bacon purchase....

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Reply Let's talk about Upton Sinclair and your next Bacon purchase.... (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2019 OP
TreasonousBastard Sep 2019 #1
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erronis Sep 2019 #3
burrowowl Sep 2019 #4
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 09:52 PM

1. Teddy Roosevelt read "The Jungle" and sent some people up to the slaughterhouses...

to see if they were really that bad.

They came back and said "They're worse."

And, the chapter that caused the most outrage was some poor slob who slipped and fell into the rendering vat. Nobody fished him out, so most of Chicago was cooking with lard that was part ol' Charley.

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 09:59 PM

2. K/R Deregulation of the US meat industry, 'policing itself' no thanks.

After reading 'Fast Food Nation' (1999) an outstanding book which has been compared to Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' (1906) I can live w/o eating meat. For those who do, better be ware.

Depending on what you read, it's argued that 'The Jungle' caused the first food reforms based on concerns about the meat-the food and not the working conditions of industry employees.

(Wiki, The Jungle).. most readers were more concerned with several passages exposing health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meat packing industry during the early 20th century, which greatly contributed to a public outcry which led to reforms including the Meat Inspection Act. Sinclair famously said of the public reaction, "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Food_Nation

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 10:31 PM

3. I really appreciate your posting this gentleman's videos.

He always has a good perspective - at least from mine.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 01:58 PM

4. K&R

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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 12:10 PM

5. Tintin in America!

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