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October 06, 2020 - Newsweek

Unpacking the History of America's Meat-Processing Industry

Unpacking the History of America's Meat-Processing Industry
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Virtually every animal on Earth either kills other animals to sustain itself or is unfortunate enough to play the opposite role, being devoured by another animal for the same purpose. Human beings are no exception. In fact, they turned the business of converting animals into food into a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Using news reports, historical accounts, industry timelines, and other sources, Stacker chronicled the history of the American meat-processing industry, the largest segment of the United States agriculture sector by far.

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