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- Matthew Scully, author of Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
"Don't just gag — act!"
- Jim Hightower, author of Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush
"The factory meat industry has polluted thousands of miles of America's rivers, killed billions of fish, pushed tens of thousands of family farmers off their land, sickened and killed thousands of U.S. citizens, and treated millions of farm animals with unspeakable and unnecessary cruelty. But, as Ken Midkiff shows in this wonderful book, the meat barons' most frightening threat is to American democracy. "
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance
|Introduction : get big or get out||1|
|Big chicken and big egg||65|
|Conclusion : stay small and stay alive||157|
|App||The agribusiness companies||185|
Posted December 25, 2006
In response to an earlier comment this is a one-sided book, but that does not make it any less factual or interesting. It is a quick read and does and excellent job explaining vertical integration and the corporate take over of US agriculture. If you want to read or learn about small farmers, this is not the book for you. Otherwise, acknowledge the bias of the author and read on.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 10, 2006
This book mostly talked about animal life on feed lots. This may be confusing to some people because they may take it as thats how all farming is. I was very disappointed. This book made me very sad. It didn't even talk about all the good hard working farmers who don't work on feed lots or for giant cooperations.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.