Future Perfect
Future Perfect
Oct 7, 2020
Life on the fast line
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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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Featuring:

Isaac Arnsdorf (@iarnsdorf), reporter, ProPublica

Host:

Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), senior correspondent, Vox 

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