The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America S Food Business

By Christopher Leonard
An investigative journalist takes you inside the corporate meat industry 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 country 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 nation s meat supply.
Leonard s revealing account shines a light on the inner workings of Tyson Foods, a pioneer of the industrial system that dominates the market. You ll learn how the food industry got to where it is today, and how companies like Tyson have escaped the scrutiny they deserve. You ll discover how these companies are able to raise meat prices for consumers while pushing down the price they pay to farmers. And you 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 administration 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 America s heartland."


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"I will admit when I picked up this book, it was more with the sense that it was something I should read than something that would be a page turner. And yet it immediately drew me in. Christopher Leonard's power is the ability to capture the human lives caught within the system, particularly the farmers but also the employees who helped build the corporations... this book is a compelling reminder that we all have a stake in how this business is conducted."--Sarah J. Gardner "Radish Magazine "



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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish date 02/24/2015
Pages 384
ISBN-13 9781451645835
ISBN-10 145164583X
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