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Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s
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Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s

The pork industry shifted dramatically over the past three decades. A USDA report tracks how the industry moved away from small operations to CAFOs, production contracts and specialization.

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Nebraska elected Jim Pillen, a controversial pork tycoon, as its next governor. What could go wrong?

Nebraska’s next governor made his fortune in bacon and racked up pollution complaints along the way. Now he’s turning his sights on alternative meat.
Scaling up: The weighty impact of hog farming's evolution?

Scaling up: The weighty impact of hog farming's evolution?

Since the 1990s, hog farms have gotten bigger, more specialized and more productive, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Environmental Research Service. 
The tick that causes a meat allergy is on the move

The tick that causes a meat allergy is on the move

The lone star tick can trigger an allergic reaction to red meat in those bitten. Now this arachnid’s territory is expanding.
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Cut meat and dairy output by a third to save climate, British farmers told

British farmers must reduce their production of meat and dairy by a third in the next 10 years if scientific advice on limiting greenhouse gas emissions is to be met, the conservation charity WWF has said.

Will COVID-19 make Big Meat look like a bad investment?
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Will COVID-19 make Big Meat look like a bad investment?

FAIRR wants investors to consider environmental and social risks associated with industrial animal agriculture—and it’s using the pandemic to bolster its case.
Smithfield sued for falsely advertising themselves as ‘safest’ U.S. pork products
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Smithfield sued for falsely advertising themselves as ‘safest’ U.S. pork products

A consumer group is suing one the largest pork producers over allegations that the company falsely advertises its products as the “safest" in the U.S.

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