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Smithfield Sellout: Will Americans Pay the Price?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Despite the ever-growing concern among U.S. consumers about the impact of intensive livestock operations on our health and the local environment, the nation's largest pork producer has sold out, making an already appalling situation a whole lot worse.

What's the Connection to China's and the U.S.' Pigs and the Smithfield-Shuanghui Deal?

Mia MacDonald | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Similar to the pattern in the U.S., animal agriculture in China is becoming more vertically integrated, with large corporations increasingly owning not just factory-farm facilities, but also slaughterhouses and feed companies.

Eleazar David Melendez

Major Food Deal Unlikely To Be Challenged By Federal Regulators

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

The $4.7 billion takeover of the largest pork processor in America, Smithfield Foods, by a Chinese conglomerate will almost certainly gain federal reg...