Remember That Meat Shortage?

About a month ago we were seeing the news that meat packing plants were shutting down and that our meat supply was dwindling and would soon be possibly gone….

We saw news after news report about the coming shortage and bloggers like myself also jumped on that bandwagon echoing the news that we could soon be out of meat….

Remember any of that?

Well it was a FAKE!

Say What!

As workers in meat processing plants around the country earlier this year fell ill with the coronavirus, threatening production, industry leaders appealed to the government to allow the facilities to remain open, citing the threat of a catastrophic domestic food shortage. 

It worked—President Donald Trump issued an executive order allowing the plants to stay open as essential businesses even as workers were getting sick and dying. However, according to new reporting from the New York Times and USA Today published Tuesday, the industry was lying about the threat of a shortage in order to maintain large exports to overseas markets.

“It was a fake meat shortage,” tweeted labor journalist Steven Greenhouse.

“The meat companies were saying the sky was falling, and it really wasn’t,” Food & Water Watch senior lobbyist Tony Corbo told the Times. “It wasn’t that there was not enough supply. It was that the supply was being sent abroad.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/06/17/it-was-fake-meat-shortage-reporting-suggests-industry-sacrificed-workers-during

The reporting was dire and even the MSM did not research the reports deep enough….and most of us as consumers of the MSM reporting bit into the false narrative of a meat shortage on the horizon….

I am attempting to rectify my part in this hoax….

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

4 thoughts on “Remember That Meat Shortage?

      1. so there was a shortage, just a different kind after all. A manufactured shortage, but one nevertheless. Just thankfully not as dire as I thought it might be. I don’t give a rat’s behind about the meat, I was worried about hundreds of sick workers and possible contamination.

        Glad I’m growing beans in my garden this summer. Guess that’ll be my go-to protein. I wonder how much meat my keto mom and stepdad have packed up in the freezer right now (these same folks who scoffed at the crowds going after toilet paper and hand sanitizer and face masks a few months ago).

      2. I am growing eggplant…..cayenne….okra……plus I had a freezer full of meat when it was on sale……all is well chuq

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