Senator questions Clearview AI over coronavirus tracking plans

Sen. Edward Markey says COVID-19 contact tracing can't be "used as cover by companies like Clearview to build shadowy surveillance networks." via  CNET

JBS reopens Worthington plant to kill pigs without processing them

Friendly reminder that JBS is a Brazilian-owned company and should not be confused with Smithfield, which is a Chinese owned company.

The Chinese Support Trump’s use of Defense Production Act to protect ‘U.S. food supply’

WH Group purchased Smithfield Foods in 2013 for $4.72 billion. It was the largest Chinese acquisition of an American company to date.  The acquisition of Smithfield's 146,000 acres of land made WH Group, headquartered in Luohe, Henan province, one of the largest overseas owners of American farmland.  

Kane County Health Department orders closure of St. Charles meat processing plant

The Kane County Health Department on Friday ordered a Smithfield meat processing plant in St. Charles to close due to “concerns about COVID-19.” The order temporarily closes the facility to allow the health department to work with the company on “mitigation efforts” and “providing education relative to social distancing and employee safety relative to personal …