Profits Plummet for World’s Largest Meat Company

Animal products are on their way out. In a clear sign of the times, the world’s largest meat company, JBS, recently reported that its profits had fallen 79.8% year-over-year. The company’s failure is tied in part to a recent scandal in Brazil, where an investigation — Operation Weak Flesh — revealed widespread corruption in the oversight of meat safety. Investigators …

JBS Parent Company to Pay $3.2 Billion for Bribery in Brazil

Guest commentary by COK volunteer Simone de Lima, of Brazil: In March, we reported on an investigation into corruption in the Brazilian meat industry that made major headlines across the world. The investigation — dubbed Operation Weak Flesh — went on to reveal systemic corruption in the government oversight of meat safety in more than 30 companies, ranging from smaller slaughterhouses all the …