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

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ISBN-13: 9781451645835
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 550,294
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christopher Leonard is a Schmidt Family Foundation Fellow with The New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute in Washington, DC. He is the former national agribusiness reporter for the Associated Press and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He lives outside Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Hidden King 1

Part 1 "Things are Born. Things Die."

1 How Jerry Yandell Lost the Farm (2003-2004) 17

2 The Eden Crash (1929-1958) 47

3 Expand or Expire (1960-1967) 63

4 The Industrial Animal (1970-1995) 91

5 Cage Match (2004-2012) 113

Part 2 The Great Chickenization

6 Pig Cities (1973-1994) 149

7 The Next Generation (1995-2006) 159

8 Squeal (1996-2011) 183

9 Pulling the Noose (2011) 207

10 The Food Dictatorship (1994-2006) 229

Part 3 Tyson's Pride

11 The Transition Team (2007-2011) 261

12 Street Fight (2010-2011) 279

13 Don's Horizon (2011-2012) 305

Acknowledgments 321

Notes 325

Index 353

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The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honest and good research behind this book and thoughtfully written.  It's important for everyone to understand how an oligarchy or monopoly like we see in the meat industry can be damaging and open to abusive practices.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly researched and easy to read