The Food Industry From The 20th Century

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The Food Industry from the 20th to the 21st Century Throughout human history, there have always been people who step up to make a change in our world. When people encounter something they don’t like they want to change it. The author of The Jungle and the producers of Food, Inc. are no exception. During the early 20th century the meat packing industry was a filthy and cruel business. Cruel to both the people that worked in the factories and the animals that were killed there. The industry has changed a lot since then but the production of food has become a much more industrial and engineered process that has completely taken nature out of the equation. People like Upton Sinclair and the producers of Food, Inc. wanted to disclose the ugly truth behind our food so it could be changed for the wellness of the whole United States. Both The Jungle and Food, Inc. set out to reveal the food industry and they have changed what people know ever since. Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle in 1906 with a clear purpose, to expose the American meatpacking industry and the lives of immigrants living in the U.S. He wanted people to know what was really going on behind the scenes and the grisly conditions the workers worked in. Sinclair interviewed various people to get the inside story of the industry and he even went undercover as a worker to personally observe the conditions of the factories. The documentary Food, Inc. was made with a similar purpose in mind. To expose the dark side of the
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