As a month passes, Rachel and Kylie continue to battle nightmares.

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I feel a lot of reviews about this novel are exceptionally skewed because people are expecting a novel about the mistreatment of animals, but the crux of this novel is about the corruption of big pork agricultural business.

Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered. A voice informs her that her daughter Kylie has been kidnapped.

Yuck. The occasion presents a great deal of hope for Isabel and Ruth, as Miss Finch planned to free the girls in her will.

Rachel's ex-husband, Marty, begins dating a woman named Ginger, an FBI agent.

Very page-turning and calm analysis of the largely disgusting world of industrial food. Although the information is good and extremely well written, it is quite dense and requires a lot of thought processing to get through.

Definitely recommend it to others who want to get some sense of the current societal and economic upheavals happening across the U.S. and what's.

Isabel, our heroine, and her younger sister, Ruth, are attending the burial of their owner, Miss Mary Finch. After also reading, I grew up in rural Minnesota, 15 -30 miles from some of the locations in.

I didn't expect this to be an animal rights book, but there was no acknowledgement of this choice, and the omission was glaring.

He asserts that focusing on profit alone can distort a company’s humanitarian values. We look at every kind of content that may matter to our audience: books, but also articles, reports, videos and podcasts. I have all compassion for the workers, both American-born and immigrant, and am grateful that their story is being told, and I greatly appreciated the paragraph that found compassion even for abusers, caught up in the system themselves. Instead his book reads more like a screed about unions and immigration law. Ginger, however, has manipulated The Chain for her own personal use, rather than being satisfied with the money they were making.

When his legs became paralyzed, doctors diagnosed an autoimmune-induced “severe spinal cord inflammation.” Because of his workplace conditions, Garcia prepared to be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

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The original Hormel guy pronounced his name to rhyme with "normal.". The Chain has a fascinating premise and is told in two parts.

He figured that financially stressed folks would eat more inexpensive smoked and cured meat, so he invented Canadian bacon. Kylie will be released once Rachel has done these two things, and Rachel will be off the hook as soon as the parents of the child she kidnapped pays a ransom and kidnaps another child.

It is fascinating to see how the greed of one company can have so many ripple effects on communities.

You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus - guaranteed." It is and should be horrifying to see what animals go through, which is addressesed, but the main concept of this novel focuses on the amazing yet insane evolution of how big corporations damage people, communities, counties, and states.

While Marty takes Kylie away for a weekend with his new girlfriend, Rachel uses Erik's computer program and learns the location of the last phone call she received from The Chain.

I was frustrated by the ending, which states that these problems are inevitable when you see the industry in-large.

a really important book. James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee for Writing and Literature (2015). This is book is, quite frankly, some of the finest journalism I've ever read.

This is a book that everyone should read. Rachel goes to the bank the next day and a man strikes her, reminding her that someone else from The Chain is always watching. They kidnap a child and Rachel gets the phone call announcing that Kylie has been released. As the novel comes to a close, Rachel and Kylie are beginning to heal, and Rachel is looking forward to the next chapter of her life. The focus of this novel is how the pork industry has manipulated, corrupted, and solidified its position in big business and our country. If she wants her daughter back, she needs to pay a ransom and kidnap someone else’s loved ones.

I was hoping that a compassionate author would make this connection, and my disappointment is why I didn't like the book. What we say here about books applies to all formats we cover. Well, if I weren't already a plant-based eater, I'd make sure that I never bought any meat from a factory.

They began by hiring enforcers, but over time, The Chain became self-sustaining based on the premise that a person will do anything to keep their child safe, including murder. The Chain Summary & Study Guide Description. Start by marking “The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food” as Want to Read: Error rating book. She and Pete face down Ginger, Olly, and their grandfather, killing all three. Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes. While noting that the summary reflects the author’s observations and opinions, getAbstract recommends his timely health messages, business warnings and concern for animal welfare to anyone interested in corporate responsibility, immigration and eating healthily. I thought this was a very informative, in-depth look at the food producing company Hormel. The following version of the book was used to create this study guide: McKinty, Adrian, The Chain, Hachette Book Group, New York, New York, 2019.

I'm sure (sadly) this book won't change my behavior, but it's very illuminating about all the unpleasantness (e.g.