America’s Love Of Bacon Is Hurting North Carolina’s Poor Minority Communities

Pigs outnumber people 32 to 1 in the southern state and help drive the economy… However, the industry is also driving illness into the poor rural communities surrounding some of these large farms. People who live there are disproportionately racial minorities. Over 500 residents in eastern North Carolina have come together in a lawsuit against Murphy Brown, the pork-production business of Virginia-based meat conglomerate Smithfield Foods. The residents are seeking damages due to...

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