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The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food - Ted Genoways

Detailed graphic investigation of the entire chain of pork production.  1,3010 hogs per hour slaughtered, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture allowed Hormel to speed production.  Meat packing injuries and illness and environmental destruction.  Graphic killing of deformed pigs and runts.  Odor and noise from 1,000 hog facilities, massive confinement.  This book had all the bells and whistles to make you think where your next pork chop or spam had been.  Whistle blowers, meat inspections, safety?  Immigration made it's debut in this book and the way the author had written it, the story goes hand in hand sort of speak.  Now I lost my appetite, never was a pork eater though.  But what the author had graphically depicted the cost of massive production at the cost of the health and lives of the workers and animals and the environment to satiate huge companies in dollars not sense.  Highly recommend read!  I won this book on Goodreads, First Read Giveaway.  Thank you, Darlene Cruz.