Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Pork in cold storage, huge decline

Last week the USDA released the inventory of Pork in Cold Storage at the end of October. A year ago 611 million pounds in cold storage, this year, 448 million pounds. A drop of 27%. A bullish sign for future pricing as the market has no burdensome inventory to sell as hog slaughter numbers decline into 2021.
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Food & drink, A sustainable substitute, Impossible Pork

The world’s most- consumed animal protein is pork—and its farming results in a slew of environmental issues, including pollution due to swine waste. Impossible Foods, which wowed the world with its rendition of a burger in 2015, aims to tackle these issues with a plant-based pork substitute, Impossible Pork. Previewed at CES 2020, Impossible Pork is made from soy and said to taste uncannily like the real deal. While the favorable environmental impacts of a pork alternative are clear, plans for a commercial rollout of Impossible Pork are still in the works. - Nadia Suleman -

Isn’t it strange how the elitist agenda of some sell appointed experts on what’s best for society are given an unvarnished platform in what was once a thoughtful magazine?

The real shame is that they are allowed to call this crap they put together "pork". Wouldn’t it be wise as an industry to challenge the name “Pork” being used? It’s not pork - it’s crap- they should call it such.

The NPPC-NPB could be focused on protecting our truly only real brand – Real Pork. Maybe work to make it illegal to call crap "Pork"?


Last week inadvertently we sent out the Pork Commentary in Chinese. Some of the replies sent back after our apology were quite funny.

Every week the Pork Commentary is sent by email, we-chat and is on numerous websites in English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian. We are thankful thousands read weekly in so many languages. The Pork Commentary is the most read weekly Swine Report in the world.

Some comments from readers re: Chinese apology

- "I read every word…. That I know."
- "Not to worry, I as well have made an error once or twice- this week or maybe even today."
- "U need to find a good proof reader. Lots of typos!"
- "Ok were wondering cause we don’t speak Mandarin at all!"
- "In the “not to distant future”, knowing the Chinese language will be an asset."

Jim Long

President - CEO at Genesus Genetics
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