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  • Customer suspected of stealing meat dies in fight with employee at grocery store

    06/25/2020 3:28:30 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 84 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 25, 2020
    ANTIOCH, Calif. — A customer suspected of stealing meat from a supermarket butcher Wednesday died following a fight with a store employee, police said. A 56-year-old employee caught a 34-year-old customer behind the butcher area at the Lucky Supermarket around 10 p.m., KTVU reported. The customer then attacked the employee. During the fight the customer stopped breathing. Medical technicians arrived and were unable to revive him.
  • Virus to Cut American Meat Consumption For First Time in 6 Years-(GND)

    06/09/2020 3:54:11 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies ^ | 6/9/2020 | bloomberg vs msn
    Americans are kicking their meat-eating habit, and it’s all thanks to the novel coronavirus. That’s according to researchers at the University of Missouri’s Food & Agricultural Policy Research Institute, who predict this year’s per-capita meat consumption will fall for the first time since 2014. Higher prices and a reduction in disposable income will hurt demand for beef, pork and turkey, while Americans will eat marginally more chicken. The decline is a turnaround for a nation known for its cheap burgers and chicken wings. It also comes as a survey showed that more than half of Americans think the food industry...
  • New York Times op-ed mocked for declaring 'the end of meat is here' due to virus outbreak

    05/21/2020 10:36:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The New York Times was butchered on social media after an op-ed published on Thursday found a potential silver lining from the coronavirus outbreak: a meatless society. In a piece titled “The End of Meat Is Here,” writer Jonathan Safran Foer argues, “If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals,” hoping that the disruption of the meat supply chain will encourage people to give up meat altogether. […] While vegetarians celebrated Foer’s meatless plea, passionate carnivores slaughtered the Times op-ed on social media. “C’mon; I already recycle,” Washington...
  • Tyson Foods will reduce prices on some beef products this week, as grocery store prices soar

    05/14/2020 6:20:43 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Fox2now ^ | 5-13-2020 | CNN Wires
    Tyson Foods will be discounting prices on certain products for the remainder of this week. The price reductions will vary, but Tyson told CNNsome beef items sold to grocery stores, restaurants and other customers could be discounted by 20% to 30% through Saturday. “We’re doing this because we want to help keep beef on family tables across our nation, especially as our beef plants return from reduced levels of production,” said Gary Mickelson, the company’s senior director of public relations. Tyson’s announcement comes as American grocery store price tags are soaring. Overall, the price of groceries grew 2.6%, including seasonal...
  • Special Report: Immigrant couple face double jeopardy in U.S. coronavirus epidemic

    05/14/2020 5:23:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 14, 2020 | by Mica Rosenberg
    MORTON, Mississippi - The Koch Foods chicken-processing plant dominates the small town of Morton, where even the sides of the roads are dotted with feathers. For more than a decade, the lives of Pedro Vasquez and Zoila Orozco have revolved around the plant. It set the stage for some of their greatest joys: They fell in love there, had a little boy and eventually saved enough money to buy a small house, far from their native Guatemala. It also has been the source of some of their most profound sorrows: Zoila claims she was the victim of an abusive supervisor,...
  • Thomas Massie: America’s Meat Monopoly

    05/13/2020 9:30:54 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 13 May 2020 | Thomas Massie
    Rep. Thomas Massie and Lunatic Farmer Joel Salatin talk about how regulations have created a system that allows just four companies to handle all the meat processing in the US. If you want to buy some fresh meat from a local farmer, that’s illegal, not for reasons of safety, but to protect the interests of these giant corporations. Click excerpt link to Watch!
  • Horowitz: Mitt Romney cluelessly exaggerates coronavirus fatality rates

    05/09/2020 4:44:01 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    conservative review ^ | · May 8, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    Simple arithmetic seems to be lost on the politicians, and that error is perpetuating a needless and counterproductive policy destroying our country. Politicians like Mitt Romney don’t seem to understand that the fact that there are so many infections actually makes the fatality rate of the virus remarkably low – a fact that should guide our policies going forward. The politicians keep referring to widespread outbreaks in prisons, meatpacking plants, and other semi- or fully confined areas with predominantly young populations. Then they refer to a relatively small number of fatalities anecdotally, as if this is the bubonic plague or...
  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue: Meat Packing Plants Back To 100% Capacity In 7-10 Days

    05/07/2020 8:45:16 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-7-2020 | Charlie Spiering
    United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday said at the White House that meatpacking plants would return to full capacity in a week to ten days. “I’d say probably a week to 10 days where it’s fully back up,” Perdue said. Reynolds and Perdue commented during a visit with President Donald Trump in the Oval office as fears of a meat shortage continue. Processing plants struggled to keep going amid coronavirus breakouts. “I think we’ve turned the corner,” Perdue said. “We see these plants coming back online. Obviously, because of some infected employees,...
  • How China is buying up America's food supply

    05/05/2020 6:55:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2020 | Ziva Dahl
    A Sioux Falls meatpacking plant was forced to close when it became the epicenter of COVID-19 in South Dakota. Three weeks after executives from its Chinese owner, WH Group, visited the plant, a month after President Trump’s ban on travel from China, nearly 600 of Smithfield Foods’ 3700 employees tested positive for the virus, as have 135 additional people in close contact with employees. Smithfield Foods was started in 1936 by a family in Virginia. Today, the Chinese own Armour and the famous Smithfield hams, together with the most quintessential American brand of all -- Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, with...
  • Costco Limiting Amount Of Fresh Meat Items Each Customer Can Purchase

    05/04/2020 9:35:34 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-4-2020 | Michael Bartiromo
    Costco is following Kroger’s lead and temporarily limiting the amount of meat its members can buy in one trip. In response to consumer shopping habits amid the coronavirus health crisis, Costco announced over the weekend that it would be implementing product limitations on its beef, pork and poultry. “Costco has implemented limits on certain items to help ensure more members are able to purchase merchandise they want and need,” the warehouse club wrote on its Updates and Coronavirus Response page. “Our buyers and suppliers are working hard to provide essential, high demand merchandise as well as everyday favorites.” For members,...
  • Pandemic food crisis: Texas cattle ranch forced to euthanize livestock

    05/03/2020 2:45:48 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 94 replies
    U- Tub..... 3rd party- Also on Bitchute direct from author ^ | 4/28/2020 | Shad Sullivan North Texas Cattleman/Farmer
    "Hey, everybody- this is Shad Sullivan coming to you from the headwaters of Bitter Creek, Archer County, North Texas. We have to talk! "State officials will be assisting to help identify potential alternative markets, if a producer is unable to move animals, and if neccessary advise and assist on depopulation and disposal methods." L&G.we are plowing under vegetable crops from coast to coast euthanizing millions of chickens. We are aborting sows and burying feeder pigs. We are dumping milk by the hundreds of thousands of gallons. Now they are preparing us to depopulate the fat cattle ready to harvest, because...
  • McDonalds Starts To Ration Meat Amid Supply Chain “Concerns”

    05/01/2020 5:40:13 AM PDT · by blam · 102 replies
    USSA News ^ | 5-1-2020
    Just days after the CEO of Tyson Foods warned that the “food supply chain is breaking”, the disruptions due to the coronavirus are starting to surface not only in households and grocery stores, but also across corporate America, and even McDonald’s has now said it is changing how it is doling out beef and pork to its restaurants as a result. The company has placed items like burgers, bacon and sausage on “controlled allocation,” according to Business Insider. Additionally, the company’s distribution centers have been placed on “managed supply”. This means that the company is now going to be rationing...
  • Cost of filet mignon plunges by 40% to lowest prices in 10 years after steakhouses close due to pandemic lockdowns - as fears grow over meat supply chain

    05/01/2020 5:06:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    Top-shelf meats such as filet mignon have dropped to their lowest prices in a decade as steakhouses across the country are shut down due to nationwide lockdowns. The coronavirus pandemic has seen the value of prime meats typically sold in restaurants and steakhouses plunge nearly 40 percent due to a decrease in demand. At the same time, the cost of simpler meats like ground beef and ribeyes have surged as customers flock to stores and stock up food to wait out quarantine orders - and the prices will likely keep rising due to meat packing closures. 'The March 20 to...
  • America's meat crisis laid bare as shelves sit empty across the country after processing plants were forced to shut due to coronavirus with 900 workers testing positive at a single facility

    05/01/2020 4:52:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 1, 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    America's mounting meat crisis has been laid bare in pictures showing empty store shelves across the country after processing plants were forced to slow production or close amid outbreaks of coronavirus. Two dozen meat processing plants across America have been forced to close at some point in the last two months while many others have been forced to slow output after workers got sick, according to union bosses. Shortages of poultry, beef and pork have continued despite stores limiting how many products each person can buy in order to prevent hoarding which has exacerbated the problem. The crisis is also...
  • How to Make Alligator Meat Taste Absolutely Delicious

    04/30/2020 10:38:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Wide Open Country ^ | March 29, 2020 | JAKE HARRIS
    If you've ever wondered how to cook alligator but didn't know where to begin, this is for you. Florida-based YouTube stars Robert Arrington and his wife Sarah will teach you how to properly prepare, grill and fry an alligator tail. Instructions on how to actually kill the alligator aren't included but even if they were, um, don't try to get alligator meat that way. This is what stores are for. Please do not run out into the swamp and try to cut yourself off some alligator tail meat. You won't end up eating fried alligator. That alligator will eat you....
  • Eating meat IMPROVES mental health and one in three vegetarians are depressed, study claims

    04/29/2020 5:44:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:45 EDT, 29 April 2020 | Joe Pinkstone
    A vegetarian or vegan diet may be increasing the likelihood of depression, a US-based study has found. People with a plant-based diet were twice as likely to take prescription drugs for mental illness and nearly three times as likely to contemplate suicide. The report, which looked at more than 160,000 people, also found that a shocking one in three vegetarians suffer from depression or anxiety. Researchers reviewed 18 studies examining the relationship between mental health and eating meat, involving a total of 160,257 participants. They concluded that vegetarians and vegans had “significantly” higher rates or risk of depression, anxiety and...
  • 'Food Supply Chain Is Breaking,' Tyson Foods Chairman Says As Processing Plants Continue To Close

    04/27/2020 10:24:17 AM PDT · by blam · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-27-2020 | Michael Bartiromo
    The chairman of Tyson Foods has issued a stark warning to Americans following the shuttering of multiple meat processing plants across the country: “The food supply chain is breaking.” In an open letter published as a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times, Washington Post and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, John H. Tyson outlined Tyson Foods’ response to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, but hinted that further closures — not only of Tyson Foods facilities, but competitors’ facilities as well — would put stress on the nation’s food supply. "Millions of animals – chickens, pigs and cattle – will be depopulated because...
  • Save your bacon: A real meat shortage looms with virus shutdowns

    04/24/2020 7:51:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2020 | Liz Crampton
    Americans could start to see shortages of pork, chicken and beef on grocery shelves as soon as May as major packing plants swept by the coronavirus remain shuttered and the nation’s massive stockpiles of frozen meat begin to dwindle. Any empty shelves to date have been the result of bumps in the supply chain, with stores being unable to restock as quickly as customers are buying. But bacon, pork chops and ham could be the first to face actual shortages: The amount of frozen pork in storage nationwide — more than 621 million pounds — dropped 4 percent from March...
  • Meat shortage fears deepen as Tyson Foods closes its largest pork plant

    04/23/2020 11:53:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2020 | Rachel Siegel
    Another major pork production plant is shutting down over a spike in cases of the coronavirus, further straining the U.S. meat supply chain and raising fears of potential shortages. Tyson Foods said it is closing its Waterloo, Iowa plant, where it has 2,800 employees and processes 19,500 hogs a day. It is Tyson’s largest pork plant and represents about 4 percent of the nation’s pork processing capacity. “Despite our continued efforts to keep our people safe while fulfilling our critical role of feeding American families, the combination of worker absenteeism, covid-19 cases and community concerns has resulted in our decision...
  • Pork Shortages To Strike America In Two Weeks

    04/23/2020 5:04:06 AM PDT · by blam · 165 replies
    red lion trader ^ | 4-23-2020
    We have some troubling news developing deep inside America’s food supply chain network, suggesting rapid food inflation could be dead ahead. In the last several weeks, six major US meatpacking facilities have shuttered operations because of the coronavirus outbreak. That means 15% of America’s hog-slaughtering capacity has been shifted offline, and there is an additional risk that beef and poultry capacity could be reduced in the weeks ahead, reported Bloomberg. With every virus-related plant closure, farmers have been denied access to meatpacking facilities/slaughterhouses, resulting in herd overcapacity and suggests euthanizing hogs could be next. Dennis Smith, a senior account executive...