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Pork Industry

Big Pork vs. Consumers: Whose Side Is the USDA on?

Erica Meier | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Erica Meier

The USDA is happy to hand over much of its verification authority, then turn a blind eye to the abuse that inevitably continues when they're not watching.

Farm #LikeAGirl? Real Girls Don't Abuse Female Animals

Erica Meier | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Erica Meier

In the pork industry and in much of animal agriculture, it's actually the female animals who are the most abused.

A Race To The Bottom For The Pork Industry?

Paul Shapiro | Posted 04.08.2014 | Home
Paul Shapiro

Cramming animals into smaller and smaller spaces -- to the point where they're essentially immobilized and lined up like parked cars -- is the result of a decades-long industry race to the animal welfare bottom.

Smithfield Makes Fortune's Most Admired Companies List, World Gapes at Irony

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Smithfield has a legacy of family farm destruction, labor abuses and environmental devastation. What's to admire about that?

Animal Antibiotics (VIDEO): Denmark's Limited Antibiotic Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Part Two of her expose on antibiotic use in animals, CBS anchor Katie Couric travels to Denmark to see the other side of the spectrum (see Part One...

Unchecked Swine Flu, (Sick?) CAFO Workers and Lax Regulation, Oh My

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Now, as the World Health Organization expects a second wave of the flu to hit the northern hemisphere in the fall, it is worth considering some of the looming questions on how CAFOs could be contributing to the occurrence of disease.

Swine Flu and The Pork Industry

Juliet Jeske | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Juliet Jeske