The Meat Racket

The Meat Racket

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2013
Time: 6:30pm-8:15pm
Where: New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B
Manhattan, NY
Cost: Free w. RSVP

From New America NYC:

Americans consume more meat than almost any other country in the world. We eat 8 billion chickens, alone, per year. While some of us try to buy organicgrass-fed, and cage-free, those deceptive labels fail to tell us much about the conditions under which chickens are raised. They also tell us nothing about how factory farming has impacted the small town farmers who are forced into competition with one another, at the servitude of the oligarchs of the poultry industry, like Tyson. And they don’t negate the reality that almost all of the meat Americans consume is produced within this system.

What do we, as informed citizens and consumers, still not understand about where our food comes from? How does the relationship relationship between Tyson, their farmers, and our meat affect us, and what can we do about it?

Join New America NYC for a conversation with The New York Times’ Michael Moss and Christopher Leonard, who has exposed, in unprecedented detail, how Tyson has siezed power and spread their influence in the meat industry.

About Diana

Diana joined Livingfreenyc as a social foodie fluttering about the city until she learned of the place to party for FREE! An analyst by day, she volunteers for the South Street Seaport Museum in her spare time and enjoys anything and everything to do with live music, food events and the great outdoors.