Fast Food Nation

Her article on meatpacking and meat processing in the

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Unformatted text preview: Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture (New York: Penguin, 1993) is a provocative diatribe against “the industrialization of beef.” Kathleen Meister’s response to Rifkin, “The Beef Controversy,” American Council on Science and Health Special Reports, August 31, 1993, is less convincing, but makes a number of good points. Osha Gray Davidson’s Broken Heartland does a fine job of explaining the root causes and social implications of the rising poverty in America’s meatpacking towns. Carol Andreas’s Meatpackers and Beef Barons: Company Town in a Global Economy (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1994) examines the recent transformation of Greeley. I am grateful to Ms. Andreas for discussing her work at length with me. In Greeley, many former and current Monfort employees — some at the managerial level — shared their perspective on changes at the company after its sale to ConAgra; at their request, I have not included their names. I am grateful to Javier and Ruben Ramirez for the many hours th...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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