新冠疫情或將造成美國肉類短缺
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泰森食品董事長約翰·泰森警告說新冠疫情迫使該公司關閉全國門店。泰森強調,消費者會受到牽連,因為“零售店的商品有限,只有在目前關閉的門店重新開門以后問題才能得到解決。”
If you thought the toilet paper shortage was bad, just wait. Meat may be next.
 
John H. Tyson, chairman of the board of Tyson Foods, warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the company to shutter1 locations across the country as some of its 100,000 workers have fallen ill.
 
“This means one thing,” he wrote. “The food supply chain is vulnerable. As pork, beef, and chicken plants are being forced to close, even for short periods of time, millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the supply chain.”
 
The ripple2 effect will make its way to consumers, Tyson noted3, as “There will be limited supply of our products available in grocery stores until we are able to reopen our facilities that are currently closed.”
 
The Tyson plant in Waterloo, Iowa, was one that closed, having been linked to 182 cases of the coronavirus, which is nearly half the entire county’s total. In addition to that facility, pork processing plants for Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and JBS in Worthington, Minnesota, also closed indefinitely earlier this April. These three plants make up about 15% of pork production in the U.S.
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported record-high red meat, beef, and pork production in March. However, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, representatives of more than 250,000 industry workers, slaughter4 capacity is trending down 25% for pork and 10% for beef as 13 plants have closed. Demand from consumers is rising as many are sheltering at home.
 
In a report, Julie Niederhoff, an associate professor of supply chain management at Syracuse University, was sanguine5. “We’re not going to run out of food. We’re going to run out of maybe your one particular favorite foo
The USDA’s data suggests that Americans eat more than the recommended amounts of meat, eggs, and nuts. Niederhoff asserted that the state of the food chain remains6 “robust,” despite disruption to a particular brand or type of food.
 


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1 shutter qEpy6     
n.百葉窗;(照相機)快門;關閉裝置
參考例句:
  • The camera has a shutter speed of one-sixtieth of a second.這架照像機的快門速度達六十分之一秒。
  • The shutter rattled in the wind.百葉窗在風中發出嘎嘎聲。
2 ripple isLyh     
n.漣波,漣漪,波紋,粗鋼梳;vt.使...起漣漪,使起波紋; vi.呈波浪狀,起伏前進
參考例句:
  • The pebble made a ripple on the surface of the lake.石子在湖面上激起一個漣漪。
  • The small ripple split upon the beach.小小的漣漪卷來,碎在沙灘上。
3 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
參考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.當地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著稱。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班遲到出了名。
4 slaughter 8Tpz1     
n.屠殺,屠宰;vt.屠殺,宰殺
參考例句:
  • I couldn't stand to watch them slaughter the cattle.我不忍看他們宰牛。
  • Wholesale slaughter was carried out in the name of progress.大規模的屠殺在維護進步的名義下進行。
5 sanguine dCOzF     
adj.充滿希望的,樂觀的,血紅色的
參考例句:
  • He has a sanguine attitude to life.他對于人生有樂觀的看法。
  • He is not very sanguine about our chances of success.他對我們成功的機會不太樂觀。
6 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,殘留物;遺體,遺跡
參考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.殘羹剩飯喂狗了。
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