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Farmworker Groups Ask for Prioritization in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Workers in the agricultural and food production fields have been hit especially hard by COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
Tyson Plant Managers Placed Bets on COVID-19 Case Numbers: Lawsuit

Meatpacking plants have proven to be one of rural America’s worst vectors for spreading COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 20, 2020
What Does Agriculture Have to do With Zoonotic Diseases?

The way food travels from farm to table can have substantial implications on everything from... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 19, 2020
Scientists Develop Velcro-Like Strip That Can Detect Food Pathogens

New technologies to detect when food has gone bad, or prevent it from doing so,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
September 15, 2020
Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19

The federal labor department’s Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will fine Smithfield... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 11, 2020
Peaches Recalled in Multiple States After 14 Hospitalizations

In the wake of a gigantic onion recall, another, slightly sweeter contamination has hit: peaches.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 27, 2020
Onion-Salmonella Recall Spreads to Pre-Made Food and Meal Kits

The onion recall has reached new heights. Or possibly new lows. It is a subterranean... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 21, 2020
The Country’s Most Productive Farmland Is Now One of Its Worst COVID-19...

On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom called the Central Valley “our biggest area of concern.”... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 5, 2020
Senators Slam Meat Companies’ Lack of Transparency

In late June, prominent senators (and former presidential candidates) Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker opened... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 28, 2020
COVID-19 Slams Washington’s Apple and Sweet Cherry Pickers

It isn’t just meatpacking plants that have been hotspots for COVID-19 to spread within the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 10, 2020
Families of COVID-19 Meatpacking Plant Victims Sue Tyson Foods

Meatpacking plants have become a focus of the fight against COVID-19. Working in one of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 30, 2020