June 25, 2020

Warren and Booker press meatpackers on exporting to China while claiming U.S. shortages

The senators said the companies were putting their workers’ lives in danger while also raising food prices for American consumers.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has joined another prominent Senate Democrat in questioning how meatpacking companies could justify exporting record amounts to China in April while warning of a shortage of pork and beef across the United States.

Warren and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey sent a letter late Monday to the chief executives of Smithfield, Tyson, Cargill and JBS, criticizing them for exporting to China at the same time they were lobbying the Trump administration to keep their plants open during the pandemic because they wanted to keep feeding Americans.

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By:  Michael Corkery
Source: Boston.com