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Beware of This Bacon Behemoth

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Wenonah Hauter

We should all be leery of deals like Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd.'s proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods Inc. They further consolidate our food system, which is already dominated by a mere handful of Big Ag players.

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...

Eleazar David Melendez

Food Safety Advocates Not Happy With Chinese Takeover

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

One of China’s largest food conglomerates on Wednesday announced a $4.7 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods, the biggest pork producer in the Unite...

Largest Chinese Takeover Of A U.S. Company In The Works

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. — Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. has agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. for approximately $4.72 billion...