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Title In meat we trust : an unexpected history of carnivore America / Maureen Ogle.
Author Ogle, Maureen, author.
Publication Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2013]
Description xiii, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 664.9 O
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-358) and index.
Contents Carnivore America -- "We Are Here to Make Money" -- The (High) Price of Success -- Factories, Farmers, and Chickens -- "How Can We Go Wrong?" -- The Vacuum at the Top -- The Doubters' Crusade -- Utopian Visions, Red Tape Reality.
Summary The untold story of how meat made America. [Even in] the colonies, Americans were eating meat on a scale the Old World could neither imagine nor provide. The book describes through the urban meat-making factories of the nineteenth century to the hyperefficient packing plants of the late twentieth century from Swift and Armour to Tyson, Cargill, and ConAgra; from the 1880s cattle bonanza to 1980s feedlots; from agribusiness to today's "local" meat suppliers and organic countercuisine. Along the way, Americans' carnivorous demands shaped urban landscapes, Midwestern prairies, and Western ranges, and how the American system of meat making became a source of both pride and controversy.-- From publisher description.
Subject Meat -- Social aspects -- United States.
Meat industry and trade -- United States.
Food preferences -- United States.
Food preferences. (OCoLC)fst00930981
Meat industry and trade. (OCoLC)fst01013271
Meat -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01013247
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780151013401 (hardback)
0151013403 (hardback)

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