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Problems In The Meatpacking Industry

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The problems in the meatpacking industry is that it was very unsanitary. They were packing filthy meat for human consumption. Workers that fell into the rendering tanks were being grounded ninto "Durhams Pure Beef Lard". Jurgis finds that the unions are trying to lobby to get the factory to slow down the rate of production. He also had to have explained to him that the men were banned together for the purpose of fighting for their rights. The results from the brutality and the unsanitary conditions led to the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food Drug Act of 1906. It established the Bureau of Chemistry that would the Food and Drug Administration in 1930. Muckraking journalist had reported the unsanitary and the public outcry lead to the
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