Gustavus Franklin Swift

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United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)


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Gustavus Swift solved that problem by commissioning Andrew Chase, a private transportation engineer, to design a refrigerated rail car that kept the meat chilled the whole trip, reducing the risk of disease and the deterioration of quality.
Besides changing the relationship between consumers and their food, Gustavus Swift facilitated the change in gender roles as processed foods liberated women from hours of food shopping and preparation.
Gustavus Swift and the railroad may have streamlined the processing and shipping of food, but they did little to streamline America's waistline, encouraging the expansion of both big agri-business and big cabooses.
The more you cut, the more you sell," the meat packer Gustavus Swift used to say, and the meat by-products industry was born.