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China’s Growing Hunger for Meat Shown by Move to Buy Smithfield, World’s Leading Pork Producer

Pork is by far China’s favorite protein, which helps to explain the late-May announced acquisition of U.S. meat giant Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s leading pork producer, by the Chinese company Shuanghui International, owner of China’s largest meat processor. China already buys more than 60 percent of the world’s soybean exports to feed to its own livestock and has been a net importer of pork for the last five years. Now the move for Chinese companies is to purchase both foreign agricultural land and food-producing companies outright.

7 Tips for Beginners: Keeping Chickens at Home

If you have been reading the online news feeds recently, you know exactly what is happening all over the world concerning food prices. Everything from a head of lettuce to a dozen of eggs has risen in cost, almost overnight. Something is amiss! The time to make a green stand against the food hyperinflation has […]

August 16th