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Smithfield Pig Abuse

Resistance to Factory Pig Farming Gathers Steam

Tracy Worcester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy Worcester

Between 2005 and 2009, I made Pig Business by tracking US pork giant Smithfield Foods, Inc. as it swept into Poland and took advantage of cheap labor, poorly enforced environmental laws, and a government fragile in its post-communist years.

Your Holiday Ham -- Raised on Suffering, Salmonella and Drugs?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
David Kirby

Pig producers who sell meat to Russia must wean their animals off antibiotics at least two weeks prior to slaughter. Japan requires a four-week flush-out period. This begs the question, what do the Russians and Japanese know about meat that we don't?