Perdue Farms

10.8.16

Why It's a Huge Deal that a Major Chicken Producer Is Going to Stop Using Antibiotics

In an announcement this week by the company’s chairman, Jim Perdue, we learned two things: that the chicken purveyor is the first major poultry supplier to remove all antibiotics from its chicken supply, and that it’s going through a lot of baby wipes.

5.12.16

Are the Workers Who Process America's Chicken Forced to Wear Diapers?

According to a new report from Oxfam America, workers are regularly forced to wear diapers on the line because they are not permitted to take regular bathroom breaks. Others just urinate or defecate while on the line.

5.11.16

Chicken Industry Workers Wear Diapers Because Bosses Allow No Breaks, NGO Says

Most poultry workers surveyed say that leaving the production line to use the restroom is a privilege, not a right.

10.27.15

The Big Chicken Industry Really Treats Its Workers Like Shit

America's growing demand for cheap poultry is squeezing the industry, and the people who work long shifts at breakneck speed for low pay, often with little compensation for injuries incurred on the job, are bearing the brunt of it.

10.10.14

Shopping for Camel Meat Outside Cairo

When I visited the camel market in Birqash recently, I could hear sticks as they whipped through the air and cracked on strained, burdened flesh.

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