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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.

Weekly Pulse: GOP Would Privatize Medicare, Gut Medicaid

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a draft budget resolution for 2012. Ryan's program would pr...

Pig Business or Business Pigs?

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kurt Michael Friese

Ever feel like you were playing checkers and the other guy was playing chess? That's the sort of feeling I get often when I watch many of the recent ...

Life Cycle: Greening the Other White Meat

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Large, corporate pig farms are home to deep vats of untold tons of pig crap, called "lagoons," which regularly overflow or seep past inadequate lining into the earth.