The Chain

The Chain

Farm, Factory and the Fate of Our Food

Book - 2014
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Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062288752
Branch Call Number: 338.7664 Geno
Characteristics: xiv, 305 pages : illustratons ; 24 cm


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Feb 03, 2015

In the past decade or so, consumers have become much more aware of and interested in their food sources and while this has lead to a boom in farmer's market, local suppliers, and more sustainable practices, the industrial-agricultural complex rolls on undaunted and unconcerned. Following in the steps of Upton Sinclair and Eric Schlosser, Nebraskan journalist Ted Genoways explores the dangers of factory farming in the form of the mistreatment of animals, the use of potentially harmful antibiotics and hormones, and the human cost. Focusing on Hormel and the manufacturing of pork, Genoways paints a harrowing picture of animal abuse, dangerous working conditions, and horrifying injuries on a workforce that relies heavily on immigrants. Genoways doesn't break a lot of new ground, but it's an important book that should be read by those who care about their food (which should be everyone), how it's made, and where it comes from.


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