John Oliver has some clucked-up information about the place America’s poultry, pork and beef come from.
The host of “Final Week Tonight” took a deep dive into how poorly staff are handled within the large meatpacking services ― in some circumstances, carrying diapers simply in order that they don’t depart the road.
He examined how the handful of huge firms that run the vast majority of the nation’s meatpacking crops have gamed the system to use staff, keep away from regulation and reduce or coverup issues of safety. Even when caught, the fines have been so low that there was no incentive to vary (the common effective for a critical security violation was simply $3,717).
“It may be genuinely cheaper for firms to run an unsafe plant and infrequently pay these fines than for them to supply a secure work atmosphere,” Oliver mentioned.
He additionally highlighted one incident final yr during which six staff at a JBS plant died of coronavirus, resulting in a effective of simply over $15,000.
“That effective quantities to .00003% of JBS’ earnings final yr,” Oliver mentioned. “And when you effective an organization a fraction of a % of their earnings, don’t be stunned after they stick with it solely giving a fraction of a fuck in regards to the welfare of their staff.”
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