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National Pork Producers Council

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

Scott Edwards | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Scott Edwards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) walked into court in Minnesota last week and asked a judge to issue an order to stop the federal agency from sharing information about some of the biggest polluters of our nation's waterways with the American public.

Lesniak Challenges Christie: Prove Me Wrong

Raymond Lesniak | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Raymond Lesniak

As sponsor of legislation banning the cruel practice of gestation crates where pregnant sows are forced to live most of their lives without being able to stand up and turn around, I challenge Governor Christie to prove me wrong.

Antibiotic Resistance: Consider the Source

Andrew Gunther | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

When it comes to matters of global human health, surely honesty and transparency must always prevail? Unfortunately, history tells us otherwise.

Would You Pay $.05 More per Lb to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Pigs?

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

If we eliminated the use of antibiotics used in pigs for non-therapeutic uses the price of pork would go up just $.05 per pound. What price would you put on your health?

Big Pork at the Government Trough -- Again

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The public no longer wants a combination of financial bailouts and government deregulation. But Congress and the U.S.D.A. never seem to have gotten the memo when it comes to Big Agribusiness, especially the pork industry.

Pork Lobbyists Rush To Put Lipstick On Pig Amid Swine Flu Fears

Washington Post | Philip Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was Day 7 of the great swine flu outbreak, and inside the eighth-floor conference room in a concrete hulk of an office building on Capitol Hill, th...

Making Sense of the Muckslinging

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Factory farm executives see the writing on the wall, and they know they can no longer get away with treating animals like commodities -- like nothing more than meat-producing machines.