America’s top pork producer creates a sea of toxic pig shit that has terrorized communities, destroyed rivers, killed millions of fish, and even a few people in its pig factories. This story from Rolling Stone, titled “Pork’s Dirty Secret: The nation’s top hog producer is also one of America’s worst polluters,” reads that is like a train wreck, you just can’t turn away.

It’s an investigative piece that highlights Smithfield Foods, America’s largest hog slaughterhouse, and how it indiscriminately pollutes everything around it, circumvents environmental laws, and churns out vaccine-laden pigs for all of us to eat. The article won’t make me a vegetarian, but it is a fascinating read about how economies of scale aren’t always the best answer. Organic, anyone? Via BoingBoing.

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