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book: the meat racket, the secret takeover of america’s food business

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The Meat Racket

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 twenty-first 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.

http://www.christopherleonard.biz/the-book.html

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One thought on “book: the meat racket, the secret takeover of america’s food business

  1. everyone that breathes needs to read this. After reading, everyone then needs to drive directly to their local small farmer and surrender all of their meat-buying needs and habits directly to this farmer. stick it to industrially manufactured meat. reject it outright. small farms matter Big.

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