While lobbying to keep operating during the pandemic, the U.S. industry sent a record amount of pork to a country vital to its growth.
In our study, 20 percent of Covid-19 cases accounted for 80 percent of transmissions.
Emails show local officials received conflicting signals from state leaders and meatpacking companies about how much information to release about outbreaks in plants.
As the meat industry struggles to respond to the outbreak, makers of vegan substitutes are ramping up production to meet new interest from shoppers.
If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.
Meat-eating is part of the American identity, a tradition that underlies efforts to keep slaughterhouses open despite coronavirus outbreaks.
The coronavirus crisis demonstrates what is wrong with how the world feeds itself.
“I came to America thinking I could never go through hell.” After surviving civil war in Sudan, one of America’s most vulnerable workers faces the coronavirus.
Contrary to misunderstandings, the actions fall short of ordering meatpacking facilities to reopen despite Covid-19 outbreaks among workers.
In a meatpacking plant, changes were made too late.
The executive order is meant to prevent shortages of pork, chicken and other products. But unions fear it will endanger workers in the plants, which have become coronavirus hot spots.
The executive order is aimed at preventing shortages of pork, chicken and other products by ensuring that meat processing facilities remain open despite a risk of coronavirus outbreaks.
Cases are leveling off in some coastal cities, but outbreaks are mounting in processing plants and factories in Midwestern towns.
Workplace safety is now a matter of public health.