The Meat Racket

The Meat Racket

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An investigative journalist takes you inside the corporate meat industrya€”a shocking, in-depth report every American should read. How much do you know about the meat on your dinner plate? Journalist Christopher Leonard spent more than a decade covering the countrya€™s biggest meat companies, including four years as the national agribusiness reporter for the Associated Press. Now he delivers the first comprehensive look inside the industrial meat system, exposing how a handful of companies executed an audacious corporate takeover of the nationa€™s meat supply. Leonarda€™s revealing account shines a light on the inner workings of Tyson Foods, a pioneer of the industrial system that dominates the market. Youa€™ll learn how the food industry got to where it is today, and how companies like Tyson have escaped the scrutiny they deserve. Youa€™ll discover how these companies are able to raise meat prices for consumers while pushing down the price they pay to farmers. And youa€™ll even see how big business and politics have derailed efforts to change the system, from a years-long legal fight in Iowa to the Obama administrationa€™s recent failed attempt to pass reforms. Important, timely, and explosive, The Meat Racket is an unvarnished portrait of the food industry that now dominates Americaa€™s heartland.The Yangs never owned the birds they raised and couldna#39;t control the quality of the feed Tyson delivered. Tua stood ... But his face bore the wrinkles of a very worried grown-up that morning as he squinted at the worksheet and counted the dead birds from the flock. Tua knew what ... I told a€œTHINGS ARE BORN. THINGS DIE.

Title:The Meat Racket
Author:Christopher Leonard
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2015-02-24


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