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.
In the years following a devastating revolution to unseat an insane tyrant, all is not well in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. A top aide of the new king has died under mysterious circumstances, the heirs of the deposed despot seek to raise an army to reclaim the throne, and winter is coming... a cold and harsh winter that threatens to last for years.
As a mysterious and horrifying force gathers in the wilderness, edging ever nearer to the unsuspecting people of the Seven Kingdoms, Lord Eddard Stark, a close friend of the king, investigates the death of his aide and uncovers a conspiracy that could tear the kingdoms apart. As families and steel clash amid a web of deception, Stark learns that when playing the game of thrones, there is one rule: you win, or you die.