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Reuters offers insight on how meatpackers in the Americas accelerating automation after outbreaks, lagging Europe

Reuters offered insight into how the United States, Canada and Brazil, all major meat producers and exporters, have adopted technology at a slower pace than competitors in Northern Europe or Japan and lagged other industrial factories in automating their operations. Accelerating the move to automation would increase food security and improve plant safety. But such plans come with costs that some find unaffordable during tough economic times, and workers fear they are being replaced, not protected. 

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Environment
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Commodities & Energy
Regions: Americas
Countries: BrazilCanadaUS
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text