by Marion Nestle
Feb 6 2019
Mind-boggle of the week: USDA buys pork from JBS
The Washington Post reports that the USDA has committed about $5 million of bailout funds to buy 1.8 million pounds of pork products from the Brazilian meatpacker, JBS.
The bailout funds were supposed to help U.S. commodity producers who lost sales because of the tariff disputes with China.
JBS is the biggest meat seller in the U.S. It employs 73,000 people here.
Maybe the USDA thought it was an American company?
Globalization in action…