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The Jungle

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    The distribution of power is when power, influence or authority is distributed, spread around or apportioned.

    Lesson Objectives:

    In this lesson you will:

    • Examine the problems in the meat industry at the turn of the 20th century
    • Discuss the kinds of food concerns that exist in today's meat industry
    • Make connections between regulatory issues in the meat industry at the turn of the century and the alternative medicine industry today.

    Chapters three and nine in The Jungle best illustrate why the Meat Inspection Act was passed. Carefully read these chapters summaries at the links provided below. 


    You will summarize the problems explored in The Jungle. Your summary must be 200 words or more. Be sure to include any connections between these problems in the meat industry and the questions raised about regulation in "The Alternative Fix."

    Go to the next page to submit your summary.