Modern Meat (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE PBS | Official Dec 27, 2022

FRONTLINE investigated how sweeping changes in the meat industry — making it vastly more centralized, high-tech and efficient — led to low prices, but also introduced new risks. (Aired 2002)

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The hamburger is as American as apple pie. When this documentary aired, the average American ate three a week — and hamburgers had become the engine of a vastly changed meat industry. In “Modern Meat,” FRONTLINE investigated whether dramatic changes in the U.S. meat industry were compromising the safety of America’s beef supply — and examined why contaminated meat was getting through the system.

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