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How Smithfield Foods Frames Sustainability

Smithfield Farms has a different take on ROI: Responsibility, Operational excellence, and Innovation. And sustainability officer Stewart Leeth claims it is taking the…

The World’s Largest Hog Producer Talks Animal Welfare

Now over a decade into a continual improvement process, Smithfield Foods' Chief Sustainability Officer shares some of the changes that make him most…

Majority of Smithfield Sows in More Humane Group Housing

The largest U.S. pork producer has made considerable gains recently in transitioning breeding sows from gestation crates to group housing.

Demand for Humane Food is Strong, Study Finds

Americans are prioritizing animal welfare and consciously-raised foods over price and variety, according to a study.

Humane Society Pressures Tyson Foods to Drop Pork Gestation Crates

The Humane Society has joined forces with a green investment firm and a Methodist Church to pressure the world’s second-largest pork producer to…

What Is Driving the Shift Away From Sow Gestation Crates?

There are several factors that are driving the shift away from sow gestation crates.

Largest Canadian Supermarket Chains Phasing Out Cruel Pig Crates

The eight largest Canadian supermarket chains will phase out sow gestation crates from their supply chains by 2022.

Pork Producers Must Have ‘Rocks in Their Heads’ to Use Sow Crates

“You’d have to have rocks in your head to build a new sow barn with gestating sow stalls.” That’s how the Western Producer…

Three More Companies Eliminate Cruel Pig Gestation Crates

Three companies this week made announcements about eliminating cruel sow gestation crates from their pork supply chains.

Safeway Exceeds Cage-Free Eggs Goal

Safeway Inc. is the first major grocery retailer in the U.S. to require all of its cage-free eggs to become Certified Humane.

Arby’s Says No to Gestation Crates

Arby's, the second largest quick service sandwich chain in the U.S. with over 3,500 restaurants, is the latest company to announce a new…

Humane Society Undercover Investigators Shine A Bright Light on Unsustainable Farming Practices

U.S. Humane Society undercover investigators take enormous risks, even possible prosecution, to bring to light unsustainable farming practices.

Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Supply Chain to Cage-Free Eggs and Humanely Raised Pork

On Wednesday Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will slowly revamp its supply chain to purchase cage free eggs and humanely raised pork.

Wienerschnitzel Commits to Phasing Out Sow Gestation Crates

The Galardi Group, the franchisor of Wienerschnitzel, the largest hot dog chain in the world announced its commitment to phasing out sow gestation…

Aramark and Humane Society Move to Eliminate Gestation Crates

ARAMARK, in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), announced on August 21st its plans to eliminate all pork from…