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Counting the Cost of Conditions for Meat Industry Workers

17 September 2020
Key Topic(s)
Working Conditions

The global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a number of weak links within the intensive animal farming industry – namely how conditions for workers in meat plants are contributing to the spread of disease and antibiotic resistance.

In this episode of FAIRR Conversations, Counting the Cost of Conditions for Meat Industry Workers, the FAIRR Iniative’s Teni Ekundare talks to James Ritchie, Assistant General Secretary of the International Union of Food Workers (IUF-UITA-IUL), about the challenges facing employees in factory farming facilities around the world and the role investors can play in helping to create a safer and more sustainable food system for workers and consumers alike.

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