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The Meat Racket

The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

By Christopher Leonard
Narrated by John Pruden / 11 hours 26 minutes

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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Author
Narrator John Pruden
ISBN 9781494570712
Length 11 hours 26 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #162,840 Overall
Genre rank #42,637 in Nonfiction