The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business by Christopher Leonard 145164583X 9781451645835
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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 countrys 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 nations meat supply.

Leonards revealing account shines a light on the inner workings of Tyson Foods, a pioneer of the industrial system that dominates the market. Youll learn how the food industry got to where it is today, and how companies like Tyson have escaped the scrutiny they deserve. Youll discover how these companies are able to raise meat prices for consumers while pushing down the price they pay to farmers. And youll 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 administrations recent failed attempt to pass reforms.

Important, timely, and explosive, The Meat Racket is an unvarnished portrait of the food industry that now dominates Americas heartland.      

Author: Christopher Leonard

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2015-02-24


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