A good kind of government pork

by 5m Editor
25 January 2007, at 9:59am

NORTH CAROLINA - It's hard to miss the stories these days about factory farming, hog waste lagoons and giant meat processing plants.

Local, sustainable hog farming is the current focus of N.C. Choices.

Whether it's concerns about animal welfare, the survival of small farms, environmental impact, food safety or the treatment of workers, industrial-strength food production raises a myriad of questions and concerns.

Much of the time, that kind of food production seems inevitable—dominated by big business, supported by lawmakers and inadequately monitored by regulators.

So it's refreshing to see a state government program aimed at counteracting all of that.

Source: The Independent Weekly

5m Editor