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Hundreds of USDA Meat Inspectors Are Getting Sick

A vital part of the American food system is the inspectors sent out by the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 28, 2020
Meatpacking Plants Appear to Be Hotbeds for COVID-19 Outbreaks

Meat processing facilities are emerging as one of the largest and most concerning hotspots of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 24, 2020
Union Negotiates With JBS to Get Protections For Plant Workers

Workers at meatpacking and processing plants are rapidly finding themselves in COVID-19 hotspots. These workers... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 22, 2020
Major South Dakota Meat Plant Shuts Down Due to COVID-19

Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the United States, announced the shutdown of a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 16, 2020
Converting Forests into Farmland Could Increase Spread of Zoonotic Disease

COVID-19 has created a colossal public health crisis people are grappling with around the world.... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
April 10, 2020
Why Isn’t Anyone From Agriculture on the White House Coronavirus Task Force?

The White House Coronavirus Task Force is the Trump administration’s central collating force for dealing... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 8, 2020
In Praise of Preppers

Hoarding food and supplies has suddenly become mainstream. But as any prepper—one whose lifestyle revolves around... (more)

Brian Barth
April 4, 2020
What a Food Microbiologist Wants You to Know About COVID-19

Food microbiologist Donald Schaffner hasn’t been shy about trying to debunk some of the myths... (more)

Alex Robinson
April 1, 2020
How Distilleries Are Stepping Up to Help Flatten the Curve

Marty Derks wouldn’t usually spend eight hours on a Sunday grinding corn, but the Canadian... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
March 30, 2020