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Pork Industry

A Race To The Bottom For The Pork Industry?

Paul Shapiro | Posted 04.08.2014 | Food
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?

Will You Pay For A Clearer Conscience?

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 03.22.2012 | Green

MINNEAPOLIS -- As pork producers build new barns and retrofit old ones to give hogs more space, they say consumers opposed to keeping pregnant sows in...

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