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worst during the summer months, night like an invisible fog. Many people who live there no longer notice the smell; it recedes into the background, present but not present,
like the sound of traffic for New Yorkers. Others can’t stop thinking about the smell, even after years; it permeates everything, gives them
headaches, makes them nauseous, interferes with their sleep. Greeley is a modern-day factory town where cattle are the main units of
production, where workers and machines turn large steer into small, vacuum-sealed packages of meat. The billions of fast food hamburgers
that Americans now eat every year come from places like Greeley. The industrialization of cattle-raising and meatpacking over the past two
decades has completely altered how beef is produced — and the towns that produce it. Responding to the demands of the fast food and
supermarket chains, the meatpacking giants have cut costs by cutting wages. They ha...
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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.
- Spring '08