|Is the US About to Become One Big Factory Farm for China?|
Mother Jones - 5/29/2013. By Tom Philpott - The small number of companies that dominate global meat production is about to get smaller. The Chinese corporation Shuanghui International, already the majority shareholder of China's largest meat producer, has just bought US giant Smithfield, the globe's largest hog producer and pork packer, in a $4.7 billion cash deal.
|The March to Stop Monsanto: Taking Back Our Food, Our Farms, Our Democracy and Our Planet|
Huffington Post - 5/28/2013. By Dave Murphy - The march to stop Monsanto is one of the most pressing issues of our time. As a single company, Monsanto is the tip of the iceberg representing the threat that unchecked corporate power has in corrupting our democratic institutions, driving family farmers off the land, threatening human health and contaminating our environment.
|Insight: Pork industry hunts for deadly pig virus|
Reuters - 5/28/2013. By P.J. Huffstutter - The sudden and widespread appearance of a swine virus deadly to young pigs - one never before seen in North America - is raising questions about the bio-security shield designed to protect the U.S. food supply.