As we pointed out earlier in the week, China-owned Smithfield Food's decision to temporarily shutter the largest pork processing plant in the US, based in Sioux Falls, SD, due to a coronavirus outbreak is a much more significant even than the mainstream media gave credit for. The real takeaway here, is that the supply chain for American staples was badly damaged by the outbreak, with the damage still more extensive and stubborn than government officials have really acknowledged.
H/T: Zero Hedge
Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods shutters two more meat processing plants in Missouri and Wisconsin after massive coronavirus outbreak closed South Dakota factory, threatening the American food supply chain https://t.co/JfjrEwBSTo— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) April 18, 2020
Employees say Smithfield Foods plant in Wisconsin concealed Covid-19 infections, pressured to work elbow-to-elbow w/o protective equipment. One worker w asthma sought a mask from management, told he couldn’t have one bc then everyone would ask for one. https://t.co/NkwtF5UqhZ— Lee Fang (@lhfang) April 19, 2020