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Chicken: The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food (Yale Agrarian Studies)

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Anthropologist Steve Striffler begins this book in a poultry processing plant, drawing on his own experiences there as a worker. He also reports on the way chickens are raised today and how they are consumed. What he discovers about Americaand#8217;s favorite meat is not just unpleasant but a powerful indictment of our industrial food system. The process of bringing chicken to our dinner tables is unhealthy for all concernedand#151;from farmer to factory worker to consumer.The book traces the development of the poultry industry since the Second World War, analyzing the impact of such changes as the destruction of the family farm, the processing of chicken into nuggets and patties, and the changing makeup of the industrial labor force. The author describes the lives of immigrant workers and their reception in the small towns where they live. The conclusion is clear: there has to be a better way. Striffler proposes radical but practical change, a plan that promises more humane treatment of chickens, better food for the consumer, and fair payment for food workers and farmers.

Synopsis:

From inside the chicken factory, a report on the real cost of chicken for farmers, workers, and consumers

About the Author

Steve Striffler is associate professor of anthropology, University of Arkansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300123678
Author:
Striffler, Steve
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Food Science
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Food Industry & Science
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Business - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w illus.
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 0.65 lb

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