Where Nobody Knows That Chicken Is King

The Meat Racket

Waldron Arkansas mural

In changing the way America produces meat, big agribusiness has also changed America’s heartland. Former Associated Press reporter Christopher Leonard visits Zócalo to discuss what we should know about the meat on our plates and its consequences for the parts of the country that produce it. Below is an excerpt from his book, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business.

Nobody ever visits the stranded little community of Waldron, Arkansas. But even if they did, a tourist would never see the place for what it really is. Most …

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