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Sketchy Pork Info – But Worth Following

Touch the Soil News #421 In the world of commodities – including agricultural – when China consumes, the whole world feels it. Global Meat News (http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Industry-Markets/China-s-pork-imports-booming) recently reported that environmental and economic issues in China are causing domestic reductions in the production of pork. While there are no definitive statistics, pollution problems with large pork operations near cities has resulted in some closures. In addition, there have been many closures of small “mom “and “pop” pork farms contributing to supply declines. China leads the world in pork consumption and per-capita consumption is going up. The net result is significant: Pork prices in China have gone up almost 40 percent over the past 12…

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Getting a Seat at the Dinner Table – Part 1

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Mention the industrial food system and you’ll stir emotions over GMOs, pesticides and farmland loss. While issues rage over how food is produced – and for good reason – who will have the privilege of sitting at the table to eat this food? The economy – of people, business, industry and politics – is organized around dollars. Food production and food purchases are a series of transactions virtually all of which are settled in dollars. The determining factor then, of who sits at the dinner table and where, is a function of who has dollars. There are two primary activities which determine who has dollars. The first activity, which we…

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