Coronavirus outbreak leads to beef production cuts at Cargill plant in Canada that supplies McDonald's patties

The plant is “built around efficiency,” keeping workers in close quarters and making it impossible to social distance, Cargill says

Smithfield Foods, Inc. recently closed a major pork processing plant in South Dakota, after workers were sickened with coronavirus in what has since become an outbreak hotspot.

Now, U.S.-owned Cargill is cutting production at one of Canada's biggest beef-packing plants, after several dozen Cargill meat processing workers there were confirmed ill with the new coronavirus. Read the rest

What Would Happen if We Stopped Eating Meat?

Today we go to a future where animal products are banned. It’s one that lots of listeners have asked for so here you go. We talk about what happens to the land, the animals and the humans in this equation.

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In this episode we discuss the arguments in favor and against banning meat. How does that impact culture? Why should we do it? Does it help or hurt the environment? Can you really grow meat in a lab? And is that meat vegan?

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Date meat in interactive novel The Bacon Lettuce Biographies

Richard Eisenbeis reports on The Bacon Lettuce Biographies, a homoerotic game where one literally dates meat.

"The most popular boy in the school is literally named “Beef” while the “childhood best friend” character is named “Tuna.” It is only in the special event pictures that you are able to see them in human form. Interestingly enough, the only female character I came across seemed to be completely human all the time—though she was actively dating a piece of toro sushi."

to download the Bacon.Zip [ via Kotaku] Read the rest