Post by BBQ Butcher on Feb 19, 2014 6:50:36 GMT -5
Christopher Leonard's new exposé on the chicken industry, , doesn't devote much ink to the physical object on our plate, the chicken meat itself.
Instead, he focuses on the economic machinery that delivers the meat to us, or, as he puts it, "the hidden power structure that has quietly reshaped U.S. rural economies while gaining unprecedented control over the nation's meat supply." His book aims a spotlight at Tyson Foods, which helped create the modern chicken industry. And it recounts the stories of people, mostly farmers, whom Tyson has chewed up and cast aside since its incorporation in 1947.
Post by pharmerphil on Feb 19, 2014 7:16:24 GMT -5
In the early 70's I lived briefly in Arkansas..the chicken biz brought income to many...where no jobs had existed...However, You could see the writing on the wall for the small farmer...question is: what food industry isn't a racket...
We are very lucky here in this area..we are able to purchase Beef, pork, chickens, ducks, turkeys, lamb and eggs...locally..better yet, right up the road a mile; All free range and organic and if You know the "right" people..milk& cheese too it's nice to be able to know, talk and have a cup of coffee with the folks who raise your food.