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You had to have a name tag and some pork industry credibility to get through the gates of World Pork Expo this week.  Take a look at the photo and video galleries our staff took of the World Pork Expo action over the past few days at http://nationalhogfarmer.com/. You will see real people who believe in the pork industry. Meanwhile, even as World Pork Expo was taking place, Twitter was being flooded with a very coordinated series of “attack tweets” pertaining to the pork industry as a whole, and gestation stalls in particular.  

 

You had to have a name tag and some pork industry credibility to get through the gates of World Pork Expo this week.  Take a look at the photo and video galleries our staff took of the World Pork Expo action over the past few days at http://nationalhogfarmer.com/. You will see real people who believe in the pork industry.  You will see families. You will see future pork producers showing their pigs. You will see current producers who took time away from busy schedules on farms where they make their livings in order to come through the gates of the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines to help promote their products and talk about industry issues. People came to learn more about an industry in which they believe. Meanwhile, even as World Pork Expo was taking place, Twitter was being flooded with a very coordinated series of “attack tweets” pertaining to the pork industry as a whole, and gestation stalls in particular. While legitimate pork industry participants work as a team to feed the world, others spend their idle time taking shots from the shadows of cyberspace. These critics don’t have individual nametags, nor do they have any particular credibility other than the ability to be stirred up and vocal. The pork industry is working together,  we wear our nametags in the light of day. We care about our animals and each other. We feed you. Tweet that.

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hutch (not verified)
on Jun 8, 2012

sadly most of the folks speaking out against agriculture are getting their information from internet, michael pollan, and others that have no formal training in food & nutrition, animal, or meat sciences. any trash info that is thrown at them is believed to be fact. it really is a sad and disheartening state of affairs. i can't imagine what my grandparents would think of all this, if they could even comprehend it

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