Uprooted Episode 20: The New Math on Cattle

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Why is an investment fund buying up cattle from the largest meat company in the world? Steve Suppan joins Josh to talk about commodity markets, financial derivatives of livestock, and other things that might make your head spin. But, we think we broke it down into something understandable, and understanding it is important because financialization of commodities is, like trade, a major way in which corporations make sure farmers can't receive a fair price for what they produce. Your host was in way over his head, but came out feeling very educated. This episode was edited by our new Editorial Intern, Andrew Arisso.