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Politics in action: USDA and JBS

7 days ago   |   By Food Politics

I'm indebted to Politico for this one: Federal government won't stop buying food from meatpacker tied to bribery case.
Should the US government do business with a company that uses bribes to conduct its business? The answer, apparently, is yes.
At issue is the relationship of USDA to the Brazilian meatpacking company, JBS, one of four companies controlling 85% of the US meat supply.
In 2020, JBS paid a $256 million fine to the US to resolve charges of bribing Brazilian officials. A US subsidiary of JBS pleaded guilty to price-fixing charges in 2021 .
The USDA has awarded nearly $400...
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