Tyson Foods Warns of Meat Shortage as Plants Close Due to COVID-19


Tyson Foods, one of the nations BIGGEST meat processors, opened up in a full page article to New York Times about how the food supply chain is breaking.

John Tyson, Chairman of the Board for Tyson Foods, wrote in a letter that,

As pork, beef and chicken plants are being forced to close, even for short periods of time, millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the supply chain. As a result, there will be limited supply of our products available in grocery stores until we are able to reopen our facilities that are currently closed.

Further into the article,Tyson Foods says food waste is also a threat during this pandemic, citing:

farmers across the nation simply will not have anywhere to sell their livestock to be processed, when they could have fed the nation. Millions of animals —chickens, pigs and cattle— will be depopulated because of the closure of our processing facilities. The food supply chain is breaking.”

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