An investigative journalist takes you inside the corporate meat industryaa 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 countryas 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 nationas meat supply. Leonardas revealing account shines a light on the inner workings of Tyson Foods, a pioneer of the industrial system that dominates the market. Youall learn how the food industry got to where it is today, and how companies like Tyson have escaped the scrutiny they deserve. Youall discover how these companies are able to raise meat prices for consumers while pushing down the price they pay to farmers. And youall 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 administrationas recent failed attempt to pass reforms. Important, timely, and explosive, The Meat Racket is an unvarnished portrait of the food industry that now dominates Americaas 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 aTHINGS ARE BORN. THINGS DIE.
|Title||:||The Meat Racket|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2015-02-24|