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“The Jungle” & The Pure Food and Drug Act

For most of the 20th century Chicago was at the heart of the nation’s meatpacking industry. Journalist Upton Sinclair exposed the unsanitary conditions of the stockyards, slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants in his novel “The Jungle.” As a result, President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Pure Food and Drug Act, requiring food inspection and labeling.

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