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Red Meat Production Has Dropped 18% Over Last Year

Red Meat Production Has Dropped 18% Over Last Year

Updated 7.7.20 - According to new data, the production of red meat has dropped 18 percent compared to this time last year. The data has been compiled by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS),...
73% of the World’s Largest Meat Producers At Risk for Pandemics

73% of the World’s Largest Meat Producers At Risk for Pandemics

According to collaborative investor network Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return(FAIRR), meat producers are vulnerable to pandemics—but also a key factor in their creation. A new report, titled "An Industry Infected," warned investors of COVID-19's...
4 Major Meat Companies Accused of Price Fixing

4 Major Meat Companies Accused of Price Fixing

Four major meat producers—Tyson Foods Inc. (which owns Pilgrim's Pride), Cargill Inc., JBS SA, and National Beef Inc., known as the "Big Four"—were subpoenaed by the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) on allegations of...
Meat Industry Labor Leader: ‘Lives Are Worth More Than a Ham Sandwich’

Meat Industry Labor Leader: ‘Lives Are Worth More Than a Ham Sandwich’

John Grant—president of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 77 labor union, which represents 2,000 food and meat processing plant workers—has spoken out against meat companies amid the coronavirus crisis. Last month, it...
COVID-19 May Cost the Meat Industry More Than $1 Billion

COVID-19 May Cost the Meat Industry Nearly $14 Billion

(Updated May 11, 2020) | The COVID-19 pandemic could cost the meat industry billions of dollars in economic damages, according to a new study. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) commissioned the study—which was led...
Former Slaughterhouse Workers Will Be Trained to Make Vegan Meat

Former Slaughterhouse Workers Will Be Trained to Make Vegan Meat

Former slaughterhouse workers could train to make vegan meat through a new program from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The international animal rights organization just offered to train workers to produce vegan...
Elephants Are ‘Meat’ Under Proposed South Africa Legislation

Elephants Are ‘Meat’ Under Proposed South Africa Legislation

Proposed South African legislation categorizes threatened and vulnerable species including elephants, rhinoceros, and giraffe as meat. South African citizens were invited to comment on the proposed amendment before 28 April. In February, the Minister of...
U.S. Beef Sales Drop 23% As Coronavirus Slows

U.S. Beef Sales Could Drop 23% As Coronavirus Slows

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly impacted the U.S. beef market. Slaughterhouse and restaurant closures, worker sickness, and falling meat prices are all contributors. According to Worldometer, there are more than 2.5 million coronavirus...
Meatpackers May Become Flower Arrangers After Coronavirus

Meatpackers May Become Flower Arrangers After Coronavirus

Activists are encouraging slaughterhouse workers to switch to a nonviolent profession: flower arrangement. Animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says it will pay to train meatpackers in the new career...
The Meat Industry Is Facing $5 Billion In Losses Due to Coronavirus

Coronavirus Could Cost the Pork Industry $5 Billion

As the coronavirus crisis continues, the U.S. pork industry is facing $5 billion in losses for the rest of 2020. According to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), restaurants closing down due to the pandemic...
The Meat Industry Kills In More Ways Than You Think

The Meat Industry Kills In More Ways Than You Think

The meat industry is dangerous. It kills animals and people in more ways than you might think. Industrialized or "factory farming" can cause pollution, severe environmental damage, chronic health problems, and even death for...
Widespread Meat Shortages are Coming Due to COVID19

Widespread Meat Shortages Are Coming Due to COVID-19

(Updated May 5, 2020) | The U.S. may face widespread meat shortages as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Major retailers including Costco and Kroger have restricted meat purchases, likely anticipating shortages. Costco announced...
Hundreds of Slaughterhouse Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

Hundreds of Slaughterhouse Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

(Updated April 27, 2020) | Smithfield Foods Inc. is closing its Sioux Falls-based pork plant indefinitely as hundreds of slaughterhouse workers test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The pork plant has become the single-biggest source of...
New Report Exposes How Unsustainable The Meat Industry Really Is

New Report Exposes How Unsustainable the Meat Industry Really Is

A new report says the meat industry is unsustainable. It proposes a large-scale shift to plant-based and cultured meat instead. The global meat industry is currently worth more than $2 trillion. The production of meat...
Ireland’s Beef Industry May Not Recover From Coronavirus

Ireland’s Beef Industry May Not Recover From Coronavirus

McDonald’s decision to close all of its restaurants in the U.K. and Ireland due to coronavirus concerns is causing the Irish beef sector to suffer.  Tim Cullinan, president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, said the...
What Is Meat’s Role In Antibiotic Resistance?

What Is Meat’s Role In Antibiotic Resistance?

Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer is sounding the alarm on antibiotic resistance, claiming it could kill ten million people per year, effectively wiping out humanity. Plastic pollution and antibiotic use in...
How Big Meat and Dairy Deceive You With Doublespeak

How Big Meat and Dairy Deceive You With Doublespeak

Doublespeak is one of animal agriculture's allies when it comes to convincing consumers that there is a humane way to exploit animal bodies for food. The term, inspired by author George Orwell’s dystopian 1949...
Joaquin Phoenix Urges People to Go Vegan In New Billboard Ad

‘Hollywood Vegans’ Blamed for Hurting Meat Industry

The head of the UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) says Hollywood celebrities are hurting the meat industry. Minette Batters, president of the NFU, singled out Joaquin Phoenix for harming the wellbeing of UK’s meat producers...
A 20% Decrease In Meat Consumption Is Urgent, Experts Warn UK

A 20% Decrease In Meat Consumption Is Urgent, Experts Warn UK

Brits must cut their beef, lamb, and dairy consumption by 20 percent, says a new environmental report. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC)—which advises the UK government—has released a new report. It recommends a number...
This Vegan Chicken Company Just Took Over a Meat Factory

This Vegan Chicken Company Just Took Over a Meat Factory

Vegan chicken startup Rebellyous has taken over an old meat processing plant in West Seattle. The company plans to convert more meat factories in the future. Rebellyous produces plant-based nuggets made out of wheat and...
More Than 1 Million Brits Think Cows Make Bacon

More Than 1 Million Brits Think Cows Make Bacon

Where does bacon come from? A recent study conducted by HelloFresh -- an international meal-kit company based in Berlin -- looked at the British public's understanding of the foods they're eating. And a surprising...