02 May '11, 9am

Smithfield Aims to Make Pork the Sustainable White Meat

Smithfield Aims to Make Pork the Sustainable White Meat

The jury is still out on whether these measures will make a long term difference and mollify critics of the meat industry. Despite projects that reduce waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and generate biofuels, companies like Smithfield still have a large impact on the planet and the people who work for these companies. Many will also question whether the industry in the long term can be sustainable when massive amounts of corn and soy are necessary to feed the hogs that end up on the dinner table. Nevertheless, companies like Walmart and McDonald’s are pressuring suppliers like Smithfield to clean up their act. Huge steps in both animal welfare and environmental performance have already been taken by Smithfield, and they are in the right direction.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/smithfield-sustainabl...

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