I’m keynoting the workship on Food, Ethics, Politics at 4:00 with a reception to follow. My talk, “”Food, Ethics, Politics: The View from 2022,” will be in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, Room 002. This event is part of the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Conferences, Workshops & Special Events. To register to attend, click here.
Update on Covid-19 among meatpacking workers: an American tragedy
Leah Douglas at the Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) is doing a great public service. She has a website where she reports Covid-19 cases among workers in the food system.
These are not trivial. As of July 24, she reports Covid-19 cases in:
- 370 meatpacking plants
- 139 food processing plants
- 74 farms and production facilities
As for confirmed cases:
- 37,197 meatpacking workers
- 4,635 food processing workers
- 4,927 farmworkers
She reports 188 deaths among these workers
- 168 among meatpacking workers
- 14 among food processing workers
- 6 among farmworkers
Here’s what this looks like:
Where is all this happening? She’s got a chart for that too.
These places have a lot to answer for.
This is an American tragedy.