As Meat Plants Stayed Open to Feed Americans, Exports to China Surged

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.

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Stop the Coronavirus Superspreaders

In our study, 20 percent of Covid-19 cases accounted for 80 percent of transmissions.

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As Meatpacking Plants Reopen, Data About Worker Illness Remains Elusive

Emails show local officials received conflicting signals from state leaders and meatpacking companies about how much information to release about outbreaks in plants.

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Plant-Based ‘Meats’ Catch On in the Pandemic

As the meat industry struggles to respond to the outbreak, makers of vegan substitutes are ramping up production to meet new interest from shoppers.

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The Coronavirus and a World Without Meat

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.

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Coronavirus, Slaughterhouses and Americans’ Love of Meat

Meat-eating is part of the American identity, a tradition that underlies efforts to keep slaughterhouses open despite coronavirus outbreaks.

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Coronavirus and the Global Food Supply. What’s Going On?

The coronavirus crisis demonstrates what is wrong with how the world feeds itself.

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One Meat Plant. One Thousand Infections.

“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.

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The Trump Administration’s Legal Moves to Prevent a Meat Shortage, Explained

Contrary to misunderstandings, the actions fall short of ordering meatpacking facilities to reopen despite Covid-19 outbreaks among workers.

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The Coronavirus Killed Two of My Colleagues in a Meatpacking Plant

In a meatpacking plant, changes were made too late.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent Meat Shortage

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.

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Trump Plans to Sign Executive Order to Prevent Meat Shortage

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.

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Tight-Knit Company Towns Reel as Coronavirus Rolls Through

Cases are leveling off in some coastal cities, but outbreaks are mounting in processing plants and factories in Midwestern towns.

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Essential Workers Deserve Better Protection From OSHA

Workplace safety is now a matter of public health.

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