JBS warns agains ‘excessive absenteeism’ (Des Moines Register): Workers at a JBS meatpacking plant say the company distributed a letter asking workers to call the human resources office and explain why they have not been showing up for work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Community forests resist logging (Yale Environment 360): Thirty years after Guatemala created the Maya Biosphere Reserve to protect the rainforest, the best-preserved portion is the nearly 900,000 acres that were designated as community forests.
China blocks imports from Tyson plant with virus outbreak (USA Today): Chinese officials suspended imports of poultry meat from a Tyson Foods plant in Springdale, Arkansas, where hundreds of workers tested positive for the coronavirus.
Mexico halts farmworkers to Canada (Washington Post): Mexico, which provides half of the guestworkers on Canadian farms, temporarily halted their movement to Canada until officials are satisfied with precautions against the coronavirus following the death of two workers and reports that at least 600 are infected.
The end of cafeteria lunches (The Counter): When the new school year opens, students are more likely to eat breakfast and lunch in the classroom or take a grab-and-go meal home than to eat in cafeterias.