The Meat Racket

The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business
Author(s): Christopher Leonard
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100100299
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494520717
Narrator/s: John Pruden
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Please log in to view pricing


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.


Please login to view pricing, or register now
The Meat Racket
Product Number: BX00044718
Product Number:DD12236
Product Number:Z100100299

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Pub Library - US Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Higher Ed - Curriculum - Platinum Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Corporate Core Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Pub Library - Canada Collection

All formats/editions

Author(s): Christopher Leonard
Narrator(s): John Pruden
Product Number DD12236
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494500719
Author(s): Christopher Leonard
Product Number EB00561369
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781451645842

Professional reviews

"This detailed history and exposŽ of AmericaÕs factory farming system will make listeners think about what they eat in a new way. Narrator John Pruden delivers a clean narration of a complex subject loaded with passion. His professional detachment lends authority without adding bias, even when delivering the eulogizing of the hero/villain of the piece, Don Tyson, by his friend Bill Clinton. Further, PrudenÕs authoritative voice imparts gravitas, and his pacing matches LeonardÕs writing style. Those who listen to this riveting account will ask themselves whether the ways our food is acquired, paid for, and politicized may be out of whack. M.C. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"