How the Sausage Was Made

Friday, July 17, 2009


Kevin Mattson is a historian who's written about the food industry's original scourge, Upton Sinclair. Sinclair is famous for writing "The Jungle," a novel that exposed some of the more stomach-turning goings-on in meatpacking factories at the turn of the century. Mattson discusses some of the surprising facets of Sinclair's life, like his mediocre talent as a novelist and his failed run for the governorship of California.

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