Now This Podcast | Who Is Big Meat?

Family Farm Action Alliance takes on Big Meat on the latest Now This podcast. Whether it’s beef, chicken, or pork, most of the meat produced in the U.S. is the result of an industrial food system controlled by a handful of powerful multinational meatpacking corporations: JBS, Smithfield, Cargill, Tyson, and National Beef.

Alongside colleagues at Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, FERN News, and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, we expose the enormous impact that these companies and this system has on everything from our diets, to the health and economic stability of rural communities in the United States, to the global climate crisis.

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Vox | How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

How we produce meat has profound implications for people, the environment, and animals. Big Meat corporations operate on an industrial model of animal agriculture that drives farmers off the land, injures workers, traps billions of animals in horrid conditions, pollutes rural drinking water, and in some states disproportionately sickens rural communities of color.

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A Guide to the Farmer Fair Practices Rules

The fight to protect livestock and poultry producers from Big Ag monopolies is as important as it is complicated. We outline the effort to protect farmers and ranchers from corporate abuses, providing a one-stop shop for background, resources, and action steps.

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