Meatpacking plants have been deadly COVID-19 hot spots – but policies that encourage workers to show up sick are legal
Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~9 min
Corporate concentration in the US food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans
Food production in the US is heavily concentrated in the hands of a small number of large agribusiness companies. That's been good for shareholders, but not for consumers.
Feb. 8, 2021 • ~10 min
Harvard Chan School professor Eric Rimm looks at the updated U.S. dietary guidelines — what’s changed and what should change.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~6 min
Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Singapore has approved 'chicken bites' containing meat grown in vitro. But not all animal advocates are happy about this.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
The Singapore Food Agency has approved US food company Eat Just's cultured 'chicken bites' for sale.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~7 min
Who gets to decide what we call the things we eat? Increasingly, wealthy plant-based food moguls.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
Needed: less wild meat in cities, more wildlife experts in public health.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
An enzyme from papayas can turn pig blood into protein powder, report researchers. Right now, the blood ends up in animal feed.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~4 min
New research explains the unlikely success of the Steak-umm Twitter account during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min