New in Nonfiction: The Meat Racket – The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business

book_meatRacketIt may seem like we have all the choices in the world here in the United States, particularly when it comes to the food we purchase and eat.  Christopher Leonard’s new book, however, exposes this consumer choice for what it really is: an illusion.  No matter what it is; chicken wings, fillet mignon, or pepperoni, it’s likely to have come from one of four companies.

Leonard exposes the industry, delivering a first-ever account of how a few companies have come to dominate the nation’s meat supply, by forcing smaller farmers to the edge of bankruptcy, and charging high prices to American consumers in this shockingly illuminating account.

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