Eric schlosser's surprise best-seller, fast food nation, featured some familiar demonization arguments: a cynical industry targets children, reshapes their eating reconstructed the entire meat-packing industry (his details of working conditions are as horrifying as anything in upton sinclair's the jungle ), and cynically fed. Steven p bjerklie, a former editor of the trade journal meat & poultry, is appalled by what goes into cattle feed these days goddamn it, these cattle are ruminants, after reading the jungle president theodore roosevelt ordered an independent investigation of sinclair's charges when it confirmed the accuracy of the. Called the jungle was written in 1906 by upton sinclair and this revealed the terrible conditions for workers and animals in these places the book led to the development of regulations for the industry, including the formation of the fda – the food and drug administration as fast food nation makes clear, much more still. Why the next phase of the food movement should be workers' rights reported in the guardian in december, horrendous working conditions in meatpacking plants are still commonplace, long past upton sinclair's time conditions on farms across the us aren't drawing favorable comparisons, either. Upton sinclair's the jungle was the first book to sound the clarion call about the appalling abuses inherent in mass-produced beef in the decades since its publication, the state of meatpacking has received scant attention were you shocked that fast food nation documents some of the same unsafe.
In this lesson, you'll compare upton sinclair's ''the jungle'' to eric schlosser's '' fast food nation,'' and see how both authors reveal the price disgust over the terrible working conditions and unsanitary practices turned public opinion in favor of the meat inspection act and the pure food and drug act both passed. New york times bestseller “schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts fast food nation points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours”—los angeles times in 2001, fast food nation was published to critical acclaim and became an. Today it's eric schlosser's fast food nation that, like the jungle, documents the problems of the meat industry, but without depending on a dramatic narrative we now prefer our exposés to come with figures and footnotes, not melodrama— schlosser's book still weaves in moving human stories to illustrate.
Student readings (list): pure food and drug act 1906 selections from the jungle by upton sinclair selections from fast food nation by eric schlosser pink slime and other weird food additives you don't know you're eating by international business times description of gelatin excerpts about extenders and binders. Reprinted in upton sinclair, the jungle 445, 450 (virginia clare eby ed, norton crit ed 2002) (1906) 2 neglect, and inhumane treatment inside the us meat industry 14 (1997) (author see eric schlosser, fast food nation 161 (2001) (“today, the united states, for.
Mcdonald's corp today is by far the world's biggest restaurant chain, with some 31,000 outlets globally, and it has inspired a legion of competitors historian thomas s dicke summarizes: the development of the fast food industry, led by ray kroc and mcdonald's, is one of the major business stories of the 20th century. Free essays from bartleby | upton sinclair and the chicago meat-packing industry in 1900, there were over 16 million people living in chicago, the country's “the jungle” describes the terrible conditions of a lithuanian family that moved to the us, and had to work, live, and die for the food companies in chicago. Those found in sweatshops are found in food production industries like beef, poultry and pork, on the farms world's cheapest labor- and what this impoverished nation has received in return is the economic boost schlosser's book, fast food nation: the dark side of the all-american meal (houghton mifflin company.
Discussed: mad cow disease, hoof-and-mouth disease, eric schlosser, popular meat writing, ezra taft benson, government subsidies, e coli, carroll's foods, the new agriculture, pig #npd 40-602, cow magnets, upton sinclair, beanie babies, the price of cow semen, petrochemical fertilizers, synthetic estrogens. Full-text paper (pdf): corn-fed culture: living large and 'eating shit'in king corn and fast food nation of living large in a corn-fed culture yet if fast food nation does not pull any punches in telling us that there is shit in the meat (schlosser 2001: 197), and in representing the execrable ways in which the system. Fast food nation: the dark side of the all-american meal by eric schlosser houghton mifflin 288 pages, $20 today the usda has startlingly little control over the detection of pathogens in meat and the distribution of contaminated meat schlosser also reports on other trends attendant upon the enormous growth of the.
Impact of the muckrakers: comparing the jungle and fast food nation why would a book about the meat packing industry be called the jungle 2 the jungle from upton sinclair, the jungle (1906), chapter 14 jonas had told them how the meat that was taken out of pickle would often be found sour, and how they. Katherine a straw, ground beef inspections and e coli o157:h7: placing the needs of the american beef industry above concerns for the public safety, 37 schlosser, fast food nation 203 (2001) the larger processing upton sinclair's the jungle, which detailed the filthy conditions of. The meatpacking system that arose to supply the nation's fast food chains - an industry molded to serve their needs, to provide massive amounts of uniform ground beef so that all of after reading the jungle president theodore roosevelt ordered an independent investigation of sinclair's charges.