Big Meat like so many others is an abhorrent business.Not only is their methods of processing meat criminally disgusting, their political behavior is illegally self serving.
They just keep writing rules to favor their unsanitary practices.
With the government working hand in hand with business, the only remaining window into the food system is the lens of an activist’s camera.
They keep finding ways to remove over site whether it’s U.S.D.A. or activists. They just don’t want anyone to to see how meat is manufactured because they know it would kill their sales
Remember Eric Schlosser’s defining comment from Fast Food Nation about why the meat industry makes its consumers sick,”there is shit in the meat”.
Wolf told me that the industry response over the last decade has made him think hard about the limits of undercover videos. While the camera may expose inhumane or unappetizing actions at a place like Quality Pork Processors, it doesn’t capture the corporate higher-up who demanded increased production, the industrial engineer who came up with a work flow to make it happen, the union boss who approved the speedup or the floor supervisor who berates workers who fail to keep pace. The hidden cameras carried by undercover investigators provide our only view onto the meatpacking industry, but they are a pinhole, not a panorama.
The Fight Over Transparency in the Meat Industry http://nyti.ms/2dDNGUR