The answer to my question about what would happen if the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) should block the JBS S.A. bid to acquire two U.S. beef companies (National Beef Packing Co., Smithfield Beef Group and Five Rivers Ranch Cattle Feeding LLC) came in late October with the news of a civil antitrust lawsuit. (See my Editor’s Journal in the November 2008 issue â€” coming online soon â€” for background on this topic.)
DOJ filed the suit in
My new question is this: In a global economy, what is the long-term threat when foreign buyers penetrate the
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