Author says Tyson Foods keeps farmers in state of ‘indentured servitude’

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Author says Tyson Foods keeps farmers in state of ‘indentured servitude’

via Author says Tyson Foods keeps farmers in state of ‘indentured servitude’.

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Originally published March 3 2014

Author says Tyson Foods keeps farmers in state of ‘indentured servitude’

by J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) The author of a new expose on the chicken industry chastises corporate giant Tyson Foods while claiming that farmers who supply meat to the company are locked into a sort of “indentured servitude” of which they are unable to free themselves.

The book, The Meat Racket by Christopher Leonard, focuses almost exclusively on the economic factors that drive the chicken industry or, as he says, “the hidden power structure that has quietly reshaped U.S. rural economies while gaining unprecedented control over the nation’s meat supply.”

Leonard notes that Tyson Foods helped create the modern chicken industry. In the book, he recounts stories…

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