Nah.. They're trying to meet demand. All this food the US consumes from home to restaurants, it's all over consumption. Every holiday there's loads of meat to cook at cookouts. How do you meet demands at a lower cost? They're running a business. They're looking for cost effectiveness. This is on the people, not the corporations. They're sharks who see opportunity. Anyone would be doing the same.
At the end of the day, the animal cruelty and "loads of pharmaceuticals" in our food isn't an attempt for them to be evil but to put out food, plain and simple.
This is another main reason I am all for GMO's and its progress into lab grown foods.
The lab grown meatball: