Are Americans Paying Too Much for Meat?


Christopher Leonard, author of the recently released book The Meat Racket, joins the News Hub with an investigative look at how four companies muscled their way to controlling America’s meat supply. Photo: Getty.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

Where do you get your meat?  Well actually, where does your butcher get your meat?  That’s the question answered by Christopher Leonard. Is there a monopoly of meat producers controlling our meat supply?  Um, yup.

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Does it Pay to Keep a Cow? – Chelsea Green


Originally published as The Cow Economy in the 1970s, Keeping a Family Cow is the revised and updated Chelsea Green edition of Joann Grohman’s classic homesteader guide to owning a family cow. In this adapted article below, Grohman – who, at 85, still milks her cow daily – walks newcomers through the economics, and the …

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

I remember seeing this book many years ago in a “hippie” bookstore in Minneapolis. Good to see it being revived.

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A “Fresh” Perspective


A Review of the Film “Fresh” By Tricia Phelps There are countless documentaries making comments on the current state of our food system. They each differ in varying degrees of tragedy, omission, ho…

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

We showed this film at our Food and Farm Summit a couple weeks back.  Tricia Phelps has a review for you here.

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