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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.

Food Price Spike Continues But Slows

Today, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released it’s food price indices for May 2011.  It was a mixture of somewhat encouraging news and not so encouraging news.  There are indications that we may have reached the peak of the spike at levels comparable to the last spike in 2008, but there is no […]

June 7th

Bacteria Made Your Lunch – Revisited

Bacteria are one of the few reasons that I can remain optimistic about future prospects for feeding humanity.  We who are involved in feeding the world face many challenges in addition to population growth (climate change, peak oil, growing Asian middle classes..).  Still, we might just pull it off because we have microscopic friends that […]

June 6th

Video Trys To Put Relative Smile on Face of Cargill Slaughterhouse Conditions

There has been much written about the state of the slaughterhouse over the past hundred years, with books like The Jungle blazing an enlightening trail, and the much more modern Fast Food Nation highlighting the current day’s terrible and incredibly dangerous working conditions and questionable sanitary conditions. It is quite rare to actually see the […]

February 15th

The Day I Slaughtered a Duck And Ate It

Last weekend, I slaughtered a duck. My partner and I recently traded several jars of pickles and some homemade butter for a whole duck from our friends at a nearby community, Red Earth Farms. The trick was that we had to slaughter, butcher, and clean the duck ourselves.

December 3rd

So Will It Be Porterhouse Steak or Deep-Fried Locust for Dinner?

Editor’s note: This story’s really caught on around the green blogosphere… and it’s just coincidence that I also wrote about eating insects at SUNfiltered this week. Enjoy Lior Levin’s take on the subject… he works with a couple of Internet start-ups such as Producteev, a task management company in New York, and a nursing wear […]

August 13th

Green Business Blog Carnival #7 at Calfinder’s Solar Blog

It’s almost the weekend, and here at sustainablog, that means giving some love to the weekly host of the Green Business Blog Carnival! This week was the biggest yet, and Calfinder blogger extraordinaire Taylen Peterson clearly had a lot of fun putting this week’s edition together at their Residential Solar Power Blog. So what’s on […]

An End to Local Meat Sources?

I am obsessed with farms and farmers markets. People that read my work probably know that by now. Did I mention that I sometimes go to three different farmers markets in a single week? One of the things I love is that in addition to fruits and veggies, my local farmers markets have vendors selling […]

March 12th