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    《Bran-New + Washington Post Notable Book + Uncovers and Explains Development Of Monopoly In The American Meat Industry》Christopher Leonard - THE MEAT RACKET : The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

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    This Washington Post & New York Times bestseller in paperback edition is a bran-new book and nicely wrapped with protective book-wrapper. The original new book is sold at usual price RM75.60. Now here Only at RM18. An investigative journalist takes you inside the corporate meat industry—a shocking, in-depth report every one should read. The biggest takeover in American business that you’ve n ever heard of ☞ How much do you know about the meat on your dinner plate? The American supermarket seems to represent the best in America: abundance, freedom, choice. But that turns out to be an illusion. The rotisserie chicken, the pepperoni, the cordon bleu, the frozen pot pie, and the bacon virtually all come from four companies. 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. 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. “Consumers pay more, farmers make less, and corporations in the middle grab a windfall.” “…the bank extended the mortgages and car loans to the lower-income workers at Tyson’s plant. It provided farm loans to the company’s chicken farmers. The plant workers never really jumped an income bracket. The farmers never really left their cycle of indebtedness. People might complain, but there really wasn’t an alternative.” That pretty much sums up the story of The Meat Racket, a remarkably well-written, skillfully woven story by Christopher Leonard about how Tyson Foods has forever changed the landscape of meat production and processing, farming and, more importantly, rural America. Although it focuses primarily on Tyson, the practices it pioneered have been replicated by its three other major “competitors”—which Leonard shows is a veiled form of collusion. 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. Forty years ago, more than thirty-six companies produced half of all the chicken Americans ate. Now there are only three that make that amount, and they control every aspect of the process, from the egg to the chicken to the chicken nugget. These companies are even able to raise meat prices for consumers while pushing down the price they pay to farmers. And tragically, big business and politics have derailed efforts to change the system. We know that it takes big companies to bring meat to the American table. What The Meat Racket shows is that this industrial system is rigged against all of us. In that sense, Leonard has exposed our heartland’s biggest scandal. 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.

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