Maureen Ogle’s In Meat We Trust ($28.00, 384 pp), is a look at the history of meat in America, from the colonists to ConAgra. By chronicling not only the history of the meat industry itself, but the way it shaped the growth of this country, this book showcases past innovations while raising questions for the future of meat.

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Published by WholeFoods Magazine Online, 5/9/14