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Who Are Tyson Foods & Cargill, Two Of The US' Largest Meat Companies?

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A production line at the Tyson Foods beef plant in Dakota City is shown in an Aug. 8, 2016 file photo.

  On this edition of Your Call, we continue our three day series about the world’s largest animal processing corporations. We’ll learn more about Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest producers of beef, chicken and pork, and Cargill, one of the world’s top producers of beef, turkey, chicken, and eggs.

Both companies have now reopened plants that have had COVID-outbreaks. What do we need to know about the history of the companies, their profits, lobbying, and government subsidies?

Guest:

Peter Waldman, award-winning reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek

Web Resources:

Bloomberg, Peter Waldman, Lydia Mulvany and Polly Mosendz: Cold, Crowded, Deadly: How U.S. Meat Plants Became a Virus Breeding Ground

Agriculture, Chuck Abbott: TYSON SUSPENDS IOWA HOG PLANT DUE TO COVID-19

Business Insider, Katie Warren: Meet the billionaire family behind Tyson Foods, the $42 billion meat company that's been hit by COVID-19 outbreaks at its plants and is warning of a meat shortage

NY Times, David Yaffe-Bellany: From Environmental Leader to ‘Worst Company in the World’