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Foreign investment in US cropland nearly triples in past decade, USDA data shows

Foreign investment in US cropland nearly triples in past decade, USDA data shows

Growing foreign investment has spurred legislative action in states and Congress.
It takes tons of water to put meat on Americans' plates. Most meat companies don't ensure conservation in supply chains

It takes tons of water to put meat on Americans' plates. Most meat companies don't ensure conservation in supply chains

Climate change is making water more scarce in some areas, but water-intensive meat production isn’t slowing down.
CAFOs seeking less state regulation
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Some of Missouri's largest CAFOs are seeking less stringent state regulation

Eleven of Missouri's largest CAFOs are working to reduce the state's oversight of their hog facilities despite a record of manure spills and clean water violations.

Plant-based proteins slash pricing during the pandemic, even as grocery prices surge

Plant-based proteins slash pricing during the pandemic, even as grocery prices surge

Plant-based proteins surge in grocery sales during the pandemic, with their prices falling rapidly as companies grow.
Biden’s climate change plan may not nix cheeseburgers, but science says beef should be on the chopping block

Biden’s climate change plan may not nix cheeseburgers, but science says beef should be on the chopping block

Biden’s climate change plan does not suggest cutting beef consumption by 90 percent.
Smithfield accused of false environmental marketing
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Smithfield accused of false environmental marketing, advertising

A complaint filed against Smithfield Foods on Thursday alleges instances of false advertising related to the company's sustainability efforts.
North Carolina: Smithfield project that converts hog waste to energy worries nearby residents

North Carolina: Smithfield project that converts hog waste to energy worries nearby residents

The N.C. Division of Air Quality granted Smithfield Foods and Dominion Energy one of the permits they need to move forward in completing a controversial project to create natural gas by using hog waste in Sampson and Duplin County.

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