More than six months after the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the country, workers in the food industry remain among the most vulnerable to its ravages. Researchers at the Food & Environment Reporting Network have tracked outbreaks in 810 meatpacking, poultry and food processing plants, documenting at least 54,122 infected workers and 245 deaths. More than 10,000 of these cases have been reported in the facilities of industry giant Tyson Foods alone.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in op-ed articles do not necessarily reflect the position of the Association or any other LASA member.
News articles from international media are reproduced in the original language of the source.
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.
If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.