This was supposed to be a record year for the US meat industry. But when coronavirus hit the meat-packing plants, it exposed a vulnerable link in the supply chain. We take a look at how our meat gets from the farm to the supermarket, and ask what the fall in production could mean for the US-China trade truce. With the FT’s Gregory Meyer. 

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Further reading:

Coronavirus: return to work divides US meat industry (paywall)

Tyson Foods warns of sales declines and rising costs (paywall)

John Tyson laments breakdown of meat system his family pioneered (paywall)

Pandemic accelerates shift to meat substitutes (paywall)

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