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Brazil is ready to cover meat deficit in the US

While the United States is facing a wave of meat processing plant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies like JBS declare themselves ready to address the deficit.
At the time when the United States has a warning about a possible deficiency of animal protein due to the closure of more than 20 meat and poultry processing plants because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Brazilian companies have taken advantage of the situation to say they are ready to cover that demand.
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‘You can’t eat your way out of climate change’

Chief sustainability officer of Elanco Animal Health said switching from eating meat to eating plant-based proteins doesn’t have the environmental impact many think it does
Learn why Elanco Animal Health Chief Sustainability Officer Sara Place says, "you can't eat your way out of climate change." Hint: It's OK to eat meat.
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Tyson idles beef plant in Dakota City, Nebraska

Plant to conduct deep clean and sanitization after team member screening for COVID-19
Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, is currently winding down production and will temporarily pause operations May 1 through May 4 at its Dakota City, Nebraska, beef facility to complete a deep cleaning of the entire plant.
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COVID-19 pandemic increasingly threatens food supply

Plunging margins and sick workers serve as catalyst for plant closures and leave U.S. poultry companies reeling.
Poor market conditions were enough motivation for production cutbacks, but the effort picked up steam as COVID-19 began spreading rapidly among plant workers.
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Pilgrim’s: Executive order offers sound, guided platform

‘We welcome the consistency,’ Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Jayson Penn says
Jayson Penn, CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride, said as the company deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, said he welcomes the new guidelines for poultry processors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the recent executive order from President Donald Trump to keep meat and poultry plants operational.
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