Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bad News for Aspiring Moral Eaters

Eating is not easy for those who want to eat in a manner that leaves a soft footprint, and for some who choose to eat Kosher meat, things just got tougher.

Officials from the state's Labor Commissioner's Office... uncovered 57 cases of child labor law violations at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, where nearly 400 workers were arrested this spring in the largest immigration enforcement operation in U.S. history. [Source]

Unfortunately, this year kosher meat has become a different type of symbol, one not of mourning and spiritual devotion but of ridicule, embarrassment and hypocrisy. In May in Postville, Iowa, immigration officials raided Agriprocessors Inc., the largest kosher meatpacking plant in the country. OP Ed: The NY Times

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