I agree that understanding the sourcing of our food is important. That being said, asking the companies for their names off the bat might not be the most effective approach. The key information here isn’t the name of the supplier, but rather the qualities of the meat that those suppliers produce. Companies have reason not to tell the public that they source from the cheapest suppliers for competitive reasons, but the public can ask companies for information on the nature of the suppliers’ goods without divulging the suppliers’ names. Companies can be better held accountable if they are independently assessed on the factors consumers care about - “healthfulness, environmental impact, and the way those animals were treated when alive”. The issue of fluctuating origin can be countered by evaluating batches of sourced ingredients taken at different times, then collating the results to gain a picture of the company’s sourcing habits. tl;dr? The way that you ask a question matters as much as the question itself.