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Smithfield Shuanghui

Biggest Chinese Takeover Of An American Company Is On

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business

Sept 24 (Reuters) - Smithfield Foods Inc shareholders on Tuesday approved the pork giant's $4.7 billion sale to Shuanghui Internati...

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.

Company's New Chinese Owner Roils Its All-American Hometown

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

SMITHFIELD, Va. -- You can't go far in this historic southeastern Virginia town without seeing a pig. A herd of life-size swine statues lines its dow...

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...