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Poultry and Pampers

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On May 15, 2016

I talk all the time about horrible working conditions in the developing world. Many of those workers are producing goods for American companies, but usually through a supply chain. But American compan

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The Pull of Pollo

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On February 8, 2016
I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but one that I do like is Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This podcast on how the chicken industry has utterly transformed Springdale, Arkansas, turning it from one of the state’s whitest towns into the state’s most diverse town. This is because the poultry […]

What Could Go Wrong

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On February 27, 2015

Good ol’ regulatory capture: Department of Agriculture edition from Tom Philpott: Their comments focus on three Hormel-associated plants, which are among just five hog facilities enrolled in a p

Chinese Chicken

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On November 7, 2014

I know my trust in the quality of the chicken I eat (not that I eat very much) is really reinforced by the United States now accepting Chinese imports of cooked chicken products that come from chicken

A Chicken in Every Pot

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On November 6, 2014
Andrew Lawler provides an excellent history of chicken’s rise through the 20th century from minor part of the American diet to American companies feeding the world with it. The modern chicken is a technological marvel, with all the advantages and horrors that comes with it. Also, I find it a little disturbing that the average […]

Poultry Plants

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On April 29, 2014
The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal complaint against conditions in an Alabama poultry factory. Beatriz Navedo began to feel dizzy as she worked a processing line at the Wayne Farms poultry plant. As the line zipped by, her chest also began to hurt. It was a heart attack. But Navedo wasn’t sure […]
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