One of the smallest states in the country is sending shock waves through the food system and farm country. On July 1, a controversial law goes into effect in Vermont that requires special labels on foods that contain genetically-modified ingredients. Because the U.S. Congress couldn’t agree on a plan, Vermont’s law becomes the de-facto national standard. At least, for now.
Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat part 3: Federal regulators and meat companies agree more must be done to make slaughterhouses safer, and while there are signs the industry is stepping up its efforts, danger remains.
Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat part 2: The workers that bring us cheap meat slaughter and process hundreds of animals an hour, forced to work at high speeds in cold conditions, doing thousands of the same repetitions over and over. Their jobs often leave them with a lifetime of pain.