Sunday, September 20, 2009

Upton Sinclair (1878 – 1968) Was Born

Upton Sinclair, Jr. best known for his novel The Jungle (1906) which dealt with conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that partly contributed to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act in 1906.

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Science Fair Project Information
Title: The Effect of Various Temperatures on the Type and Growth Rate of Bacteria in Meat
Subject: Food Safety
Grade level: Middle School Grades 7-9
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Medium
Affiliation: Selah Intermediate School
Year: 2006
Description: Four different types of meat (hamburger, steak, pork, chicken) were grinded and incubated under different temperature and periods of time conditions. Bacteria colonies were counted and identified under a microscopes.

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