Global Politics

Sheer Yoga Pants and Horse Meatballs: Why Supply Chains Matter

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Pedestrians walk past a Lululemon Athletica store in New York, March 19, 2013. The Taiwanese supplier behind the see-through yoga pants recalled by Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Tuesday it followed design specifications and the Canadian retailer had merely misjudged customer tastes. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS FASHION TEXTILE LOGO) - RTR3F771

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Lululemon became the butt of many jokes this week when it recalled a line of yoga pants because they were too sheer.

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But problems with supply chains are common in manufacturing.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, about supply chain problems that lead to sheer yoga pants and horsemeat meatballs.