To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look at the industry's history

COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred at more than 100 US meatpacking plants. Geography, workforce demographics and economic concentration make it hard for workers to fight for better conditions.

Michael Haedicke, Associate Professor of Sociology, Drake University • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~10 min

A global mask shortage may leave farmers and farm workers exposed to toxic pesticides

One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.

Melanie Bateman, Lecturer in Integrated Crop Management, University of Neuchâtel • conversation
April 27, 2020 ~8 min