The Meat You Eat

How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America's Food Supply

Ken Midkiff; Foreword by Wendell Berry

St. Martin's Griffin

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We may be gambling with our lives whenever we purchase meat, milk, or eggs in a supermarket and every time we order a burger at a fast-food restaurant because agribusinesses have allowed unsafe and unhealthy products to be sold and consumed by an unsuspecting public.
The Meat You Eat explains what you should know about how the quality of our food has been greatly compromised in the name of productivity and profit. With large corporations controlling the food supply not only has our health been put at risk but the practices these companies undertake to mass-produce foods has lead to inhumane treatment of animals, lack of diversity in the food supply, as well as put a strain on the environment.
Ken Midkiff argues that there are actions consumers can take. While eating a vegan or vegetarian diet is an option there are ways to keep meat, fish, eggs and more on our plates. We can use and support local farmers and sustainable farming, and demand that our supermarkets and restaurants sell organically grown, free-range, and local products.
Featuring a resource guide to sustainable producers of meat, milk, and eggs across the country, The Meat You Eat is a call to arms to change the way we eat.

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Praise for The Meat You Eat

"Ken Midkiff has written a serious and trenchant critique of modern livestock farming and the merciless spirit that drives it on. He has also pointed the way out, by advancing clear and decent standards in the care of animals."
- Matthew Scully, author of Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

"Don't just gag -- act!"
- Jim Hightower, author of Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush

"The factory meat industry has polluted thousands of miles of America’s rivers, killed billions of fish, pushed tens of thousands of family farmers off their land, sickened and killed thousands of U.S. citizens, and treated millions of farm animals with unspeakable and unnecessary cruelty. But, as Ken Midkiff shows in this wonderful book, the meat barons’ most frightening threat is to American democracy. "
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance

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Ken Midkiff; Foreword by Wendell Berry

Ken Midkiff is the Sierra Club Clean Water Campaign Director. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Living on Earth and All Things Considered. A leading expert on the subject of agribusiness and sustainable agriculture, he lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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The Meat You Eat
How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America's Food Supply
Ken Midkiff; Foreword by Wendell Berry

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312325367
ISBN10: 0312325363
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
November 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429937672
ISBN10: 142993767X
240 pages, Includes approximately 10 line graphs throughout
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