Where’s the Beef?

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Where’s the Beef?

By MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY

April 30, 2020 6:30 AM

The answer could affect people’s dinner tables — and Trump’s reelection chances.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLEAmerica’s meat processing-plants are hard-hit by COVID-19. Speculation runs that the immigrant laborers are less aware of health precautions given in English and that their living situations and the “elbow-to-elbow” nature of work at these industrial butchers and packers make them especially vulnerable. Tyson’s CEO warned that closure of plants mean that “millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the supply chain.” Millions of animals that are raised for slaughter may simply be plowed under and buried alive.


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