Chicken

I had gone into this reading with a vague idea of the unethical sides of big chicken companies such as Tyson which this book only confirmed. I think that it is at least semi-common knowledge now a days that these companies don’t treat their animals well and that the food they create is very unhealthy, but this was the first time I had heard about their treatment of immigrant workers. The book lays out the main points of both of its sections well with the quote “Americans are destroying their bodies by consuming unhealthy foods, and immigrants are destroying theirs by producing those foods”(5). I liked how the book was pretty evenly divided between talking about the corporations that process chicken and the people who actually do the processing. It was eye opening to read about the exploitive practices of these companies and I think speaks to the point mentioned in the book about how Americans are very distanced from how their food is made.

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