The Meat Racket
The Secret Takeover of America's Food BusinessBook - 2014
In The Meat Racket, investigative reporter Christopher Leonard delivers the first-ever account of how a handful of companies have seized the nation's meat supply. He shows how they built a system that puts farmers on the edge of bankruptcy, charges high prices to consumers, and returns the industry to the shape it had in the 1900s before the meat monopolists were broken up. At the dawn of the 21st century, the greatest capitalist country in the world has an oligarchy controlling much of the food we eat and a high-tech sharecropping system to make that possible.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Description: 370 p. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 338.76365 Leo