poultry industry


Are America's Top Chicken Processors Acting as a Cartel?

Is there a shadowy, underground cartel of poultry processors colluding to screw over America’s hard-working chicken farmers?


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.


Major Chicken Processor Fined $264K Over Finger Amputation Incident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced this week that it was going to fine Tyson $263,498. That’s because Tyson was found to have violated regulations that left its employees in danger.


American Egg Producers Agree to Stop Grinding Up Live Baby Chicks

Every year, more than 3 billion male chickens are killed around the world within hours of being born, disposed of as unnecessary byproducts of a system that prizes eggs and egg-laying hens exclusively.


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.


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.