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Chinese Pork Takeover Means HUGE Payout For 2 Execs

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business

* Reward translates to 12.2 pct of deal value * WH Group, shareholders seeking $5.3 bln in Hong Kong IPO * Incentive unu...

Paula Deen Restaurant At Heart Of Racism Scandal Closes

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 06.03.2014 | Home

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba, have shut off the fish fryer and locked the doors at the Savannah seafood restaurant...

Why America Will Be Vegan By 2050

Kathy Stevens | Posted 05.10.2014 | Home
Kathy Stevens

I'm making a prediction: America will be vegan by 2050. Sound preposterous? Not if we work together to make it happen.

Problems Persist After Smithfield Sells Out to Shuanghui; Future Remains Uncertain

Marc Yaggi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Marc Yaggi

Will Shuanghui stand up to the challenge and lead this industry into a clean future? Only time will tell - but the clock is ticking!

Pork Producers Call For More Humane Treatment

AP | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The yearslong call by animal rights groups to improve conditions on American hog farms advanced considerably this week when two ...

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...

Taking the Scare out of Scarceonomics

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

So, what does the scarceonomics of food, water, energy, and other critical commodities mean for governments, economies, investors, and consumers? If we apply some lessons learned and a little ingenuity, the prospects could be positive.

Immigration Reform Watered Down by Corporate Congress

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

If Democrats wish to vent their frustration with Schumer and a two-party system controlled by corporate interests like factory farms and prison companies, they're more than welcome to defect to the Green Party.

OOPS! Angry Paula Deen Fans Target The Wrong Company

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

Paula Deen supporters have directed their wrath at Smithfield’s Bar-B-Q over its decision to drop her as a spokesperson. One small problem: The rest...

Paula Deen Loses Another Piece Of Her Empire

AP | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Paula Deen lost another part of her empire on Monday: Smithfield Foods said it is dropping her as a spokeswoman. The announcement ca...

China, Bacon and the Evolution of Uncle Sam

Theodore Johnson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Theodore Johnson

Smithfield's know-how and stature will help the Chinese pork industry combat some of the environmental and quality concerns that have plagued it. For Americans, however, the deal comes at a time when many are wary of China's growing stature.

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.

How Ham Can Prevent War With China

www.newser.com | Posted 06.04.2013 | Weird News

China and the US are not-so-secretly on the verge of, if not a new cold war precisely, at least a cool one. But if you're looking for optimism, recall...

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...

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...

38,000 Pounds Of Sausage Recalled

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from glove...

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...

Spam Maker To Eliminate Cruel Practice

Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

Riding the coattails of Smithfield Food's announcement to stop using gestation crates by 2017, Hormel, the makers of SPAM, have followed suit. Hormel ...

Food Fights: The Biggest Culinary Scandals Of 2011

Posted 12.16.2011 | Home

It's hard to say whether or not 2011 was any more tumultuous a year in food than any other. But if not, it's a testament to the volatility and drama i...

HSUS Video Shows Why Smithfield Must Recommit to Crate Phase-Out Timeline

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Getting rid of gestation crates is the most important reform the pork industry could implement at this time.

Does Eating Meat Support Bestiality?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Friedrich

Farmed animals endure abuses far worse than even the most horrific things we might think of when we hear "slaughterhouse" or "factory farm."

Half a Billion Eggs, DeCoster, Factory Farms and Consolidation: The View From Iowa

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

As massive food safety outbreaks become more common, everyday Americans are starting to take a closer look at what they eat and how it's made.

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 ...