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Reopening Meat Plants

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2020

“President Donald Trump took executive action Tuesday to order meat processing plants to stay open… The order uses the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical infrastructure to try to prevent a shortage of chicken, pork and other meat on supermarket shelves.” (AP News)

The left worries that reopening the plants will harm employees and urges the government to require additional safety precautions.

The right supports the executive order in order to maintain the food supply but highlights the importance of protecting employees.

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