Future Perfect
Future Perfect
Oct 7, 2020
Life on the fast line
25 min

Workers in meatpacking plants already process our pigs and beef and chickens extremely fast, but recently, there’s been a push to make the meatpacking factory line move even faster. 

Isaac Arnsdorf, a ProPublica reporter, takes us deep into his reporting on why that would be extremely dangerous for workers’ health. Then Jill Mauer, a federal meat inspector, explains why she’s worried that the changes in inspections necessary to make these faster line speeds possible could endanger us all.


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Isaac Arnsdorf (@iarnsdorf), reporter, ProPublica

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Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), senior correspondent, Vox 

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