This little piggie went to China

In April, the titans of Meat Inc. started squealing like stuck pigs, claiming that the forced shutdowns of dozens of their slaughterhouses were creating an impending national crisis: Steak shortages! America is... Read more...

Something Is Rotten at Big Meat, Inc.

A century ago Upton Sinclair condemned the "unspeakable" practices that went on in "packing houses all the time." But today's conditions would leave him no less appalled. While unions and other reformers have set higher standards for cleanliness and safety, there's a big difference between what's put on paper and what actually occurs. Progress in standards, it turns out, has been efficiently canceled out by (1) the sheer enormity of today's facilities, (2) the massive volume of animals slaughtered and butchered day and night, and (3) the treacherous work speeds corporate bosses demand.

‘Accidents’ happen

When a corporation sets up a workplace that routinely results in maiming, mangling, sickening, disabling, and even killing workers, those outcomes are not "accidents." They are intentional, immoral decisions by... Read more...