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In documents dating to 2006, government officials predicted that a pandemic would threaten critical businesses and warned them to prepare. Meatpacking companies largely ignored them, and now nearly every one of the predictions has come true.
Meatpacking companies dismissed years of warnings but now say nobody could have prepared for Covid-19
7 September 2020
The food system is on the verge of collapse. To avoid future disruptions, we cannot continue using animals to mass-produce meat, dairy, and eggs.
COVID-19 exposes flaws in animal protein production
20 May 2020
“If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms.”
The meat we eat is a pandemic risk, too
23 April 2020
In the US, industrial slaughterhouses where hundreds of thousands of animals are killed every day, have become clusters of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Industrial slaughterhouses have become COVID-19 clusters in the US
23 April 2020
One of the country's largest pork processing facilities is closing until further notice as employees fall ill with Covid-19.
One of the largest pork processing facilities in the US is closing until further notice
15 April 2020
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