China brings home the bacon with American pigs Podcast (RevealNews.org)

By | Published Jan 24, 2015 | Reveal News
China brings home the bacon with American pigs Podcast (RevealNews.org)

As the geopolitics of food heats up, the foreign takeover of America’s largest meat company happened right under the nose of the U.S. government. Our investigation reveals the deep role the Chinese government played in purchasing 1 in 4 pigs raised in America.

THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO CHINA
CHINA PORK SMITHFIELD

With nearly 1.4 billion people to feed, China has become the largest importer of U.S. agriculture.

Reveal reporter Nathan Halverson traveled to Asia to report on the food shortages China faces and why the country needs American pork. He explores concerns that China’s expansion into the American market, if unchecked, could ultimately undermine the food security of the United States.

Listen to the podcast here.

DIG DEEPER
Watch “China’s Growing Appetite for Pork.”
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