Folks, get ready to start eating bugs for your protein.
Because our nation’s meat supply is under threat following a ransomware attack on JBS S.A., the world’s largest meat distribution company.
The cyber attack shut down the company’s five biggest beef plants in the United States.
Those plants process 22,500 cattle per day across the country.
But the attack doesn’t just affect the beef supply, the supply chain for pork also gets disrupted.
To put this to scale, roughly a quarter of the beef supply and a fifth of the pork supply in the United States has halted.
And this comes on the heels of Memorial Day weekend, where Americans across the country had barbecues and cookouts with family and friends.
However, it’s not just the United States that feels the brunt of this cyber attack.
Meat processing operations in Australia & Canada are also under siege.
If grocery stores, butchers, and restaurants can’t restock their meat, then the