This text draws on more than 15 years of research by the authors, a cultural anthropologist and a social geographer, to present a detailed look at the meat and poultry industry in the United States and Canada. Following chapters on the beef, poultry, and pork industries, the book examines industry impacts on workers and on the communities that host its plants. The book details the authors' efforts to help communities plan for and mitigate the negative consequences of meat and poultry plants as well as community opposition to confined animal feeding operations. The book concludes by exploring alternatives to North America's model of industrialized meat production.
Table of Contents
Series Foreward. Foreward by Eric Schlosser. Introduction. 1. Setting the Table. 2. From Roundups to Restructuring: The Beef Industry. 3. Chicken Little, Chicken Big: The Poultry Industry. 4. Hog Heaven: The Pork Industry. 5. The Human Price of Our Meat. 6. On the Floor at Running Iron Beef. 7. Garden City, Kansas: Trophy Buckle on the Beef Belt. 8. Don't Shoot the Messenger: Technical Assistance to Packinghouse Towns. 9. Not In My Backyard: Community Opposition to the Meat and Poultry Industry. 10. Food For Thought. References. Index.