Largest Pork Producer in the U.S. Now Owned by $22 Billion Chinese Meat Processing Company | AltHealthWorks.com

Largest Pork Producer in the U.S. Now Owned by $22 Billion Chinese Meat Processing Company | AltHealthWorks.com

The top producer of pork in the United States, the Smithfield Corporation of Smithfield, Virginia, is well known for its line of sausages, roasts, ribs, bacon and more. These types of processed meats are favorites among United States customers, where they are widely consumed with Sunday breakfasts, at diners and breakfast spots across the country, and in other ways.

But what most people don’t realize is that Smithfield was purchased by WH Foods of China in 2013, a company that raked in $22.3 billion in revenue in 2017.

According to a February 2020 report in the Virginian-Pilot, Smithfield does not disclose how much meat it sends to China.

But the company has been in the news recently for selling about 38.8 million pounds of pork to the country between July and September of last year. The world’s top consumer of the meat, China saw its pig population decline 40% in the last two years due to African swine fever.

Meanwhile, China continues to buy millions of pounds of American pork — all while factory farming operations mercilessly pollute the landscapes of the American south.

….investigative documentary on factory farming called “Speciesism: The Movie.”

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