Smithfield Foods Inc.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Meat Market: Pat LaFrieda Reflects on Four Generations of Butchery

    When I meet Pat LaFrieda for lunch, I'm thrown for a moment. This man, part of the family behind Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, is perhaps the best-known butcher in the country (or at least, in our part of the country), supplier of beef to the the city's top restaurants, and creator of hamburger blend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Shad Roe Makes a Comeback; Cooking Schools Prey on the Unemployed

    ​Smithfield Foods has posted its first quarterly profit since the swine flu outbreak more than a year ago led to a steep decline in sales. The Chinese and Russian ban on pork product imports may also soon be lifted. [Wall Street Journal] Marines can finally satisfy their hankering for the Ara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Smithfield Foods Getting Out of Hog Business; Zane Lamprey Trades Glass for Fork

    ​Norman E. Borlaug, a plant pathologist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work in industrialized food production, which fought starvation worldwide, died Saturday in Dallas. Borlaug felt that environmentalists were hampering world food production by attacking the use of pesticides. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Pig Business, The Trailer

    The latest documentary exposing the seedy underbelly of industrialized meat farming is Pig Business, a film by environmental activist Tracy Worcester about the true price of Big Pork (a.k.a. Smithfield Foods) flooding the market with cheap factory-produced pork. Apparently, the film was supposed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Swine Being Tested for Swine Flu; Former FDA Head Pens Expose on Overeating

    A study from the University of California, Irvine has revealed that the oleic acids found in fatty foods are converted into a memory-enhancing agent when digested. Drugs that are said to mimic this action are being tested. [BBC] An Israeli health official has called for swine flu to be renamed "Me ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2001