The Jungle helped to push the Pure Food and Drug Bill out of a House committee and force president Teddy Roosevelt to jump into action. Roosevelt quickly requested the Department of Agriculture to send an investigating committee and through additional pressure, including Sinclair’s personal appeal, Roosevelt sent in an additional committee (Neill-Reynolds Commission). Also, at the same time a Beef Inspection Act was submitted in the Senate, all of this with Roosevelt’s complete approval. Somehow, when the meat industry found out about all this they were able to get articles published which defended present practices. Since Roosevelt was not able to exert the pressure he himself felt, he released a portion of the Neill-Reynolds report, which basically confirmed the truths of the packinghouse conditions that were depicted in The Jungle.
So the US went to the WTO to eliminate this ban on an export that the US values. So the World Trade Organization imposed a committee to test whether the beef was harmful or not to the consumers, which they found no solid evidence that the beef caused any harm (Seidman 2000). Therefore WTO ruled in favor of the US that Europe’s ban was unfair international trade policy. Europe than appealed the WTO decision. Then a study released by the European Union on May 1st, 1999 stated that the six growth hormones in the US cattle pose health threats of differing severity, putting children at the highest risk.
Thanks to people like Upton Sinclair and Theodore Roosevelt, the meat industry today takes the responsibility to make a safe quality product of the public. Bibliography 1. Corey, Lewis, Meat and Men: A study of Monopoly, Unionism and Food Policy (New York: The Viking Press, 1985). 2. Sinclair, Upton, The Jungle, (New York: Bantam Books,1906).
Meatpacking pertains to the raising, slaughtering, packaging and processing of livestock such as pigs, cows, and chickens. Prior to slaughter, animals are grown and fed. Food borne illness and pathogens still plague the meatpacking industry since the creation of meatpacking. The government plays a huge role in providing legislation and ensuring the safety of meat products and business. Although the government is meant to inspect and guarantee safety, many unlawful practices appear overlooked pertaining to the safety of meat for consumers.
After these pressures were put in place the United States government intervened and proposed two acts: Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and the Meat Inspection Act. The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was part of the first consumer protection laws enacted by the Federal Government in the 20th century. This act ulti... ... middle of paper ... ...een exposed. This includes the withholding of information from food manufactures and also to increase support for health inspectors so they can properly do their job. Health inspectors should be the ones with authority in the food industry and companies should comply with food safety regulations, but since companies do not want lose money they are sometimes unwilling to comply with the USDA’s demands.
QUESTION 3A DISCUSS IN DETAIL THE ORGANISATION OF MEAT INSPECTION IN MALAWI Contaminated meat is a source of infection for human beings. So inspection of all food animals is required in making sure that Malawians are provided with the best and safe meat and meat products. The aim of meat inspection is to provide safe and wholesome meat for Malawian consumers. The inspection is organised in such a way that food animals are monitored for diseases that can causes sickness in people when they eat the meat. So for safe and wholesome meat all food animals should undergo all the stages of meat inspection of ante mortem and post-mortem.
Obese Americans and the Return of Lifestyle Nazis "We are not doing the same kind of things with obesity that we have done with smoking and alcohol as far as the government isconcerned. It's got to be like smoking, a constant drumbeat." That's former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, appearing on CNN, January 11, 2000, calling for the nation's lifestyle Nazis to attack fat people as they attacked smokers. Lifestyle Nazis aren't settling on just obesity, they're targeting meat consumption. Dr. Neal Barnard, president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says, "It's time we looked at holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally responsible.
The beef industry is willingly under surveillance, making all attempts to produce safe and healthy products. American residents should be assured that all necessary precautions have been taken to keep Mad Cow Disease out of the United States and consumer-friendly beef on market shelves. An excerpt from the FDA Consumer Magazine leaves the nation with this very “important message from both the Harvard and GAO studies. . .
This eventually resulted in new federal food laws that would maintain the sanitation of canned meat. Yet this reaction was all to Sinclair’s dismay. The public forced action towards the sanitation of the industry but ignored the conditions of the meat industry workers, which is what Sinclair had originally written the book for. Nonetheless, his work did promote the national well being of the nation. Because of the publication of The Jungle, processed and fast food industries are now regularly monitored and inspected for sanitation.
Introduction Is it morally permissible to eat meat? Much argument has arisen in the current society on whether it is morally permissible to eat meat. Many virtuous fruitarians and the other meat eating societies have been arguing about the ethics of eating meat (which results from killing animals). The important part of the dispute is based on the animal welfare, nutrition value from meat, convenience, and affordability of meat-based foods compared to vegetable-based foods and other factors like environmental moral code, culture, and religion. All these points are important in justifying whether humans are morally right when choosing to eat meat.