Piglets at Hilldale Farm in State Center, Iowa in March 2013, just before porcine epidemic diarrhea began spreading through hog farms in the U.S.
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January 26, 2014 Porcine epidemic diarrhea, or PED, virus has killed about 1 million baby pigs in the U.S. since April. Its effect on the pork industry is small so far, but analysts say it could send pork prices rising if it isn't controlled.
A traditional Danish pork roast, common for Christmas dinner in Denmark. Pork finds its way into most Danish meals.
September 25, 2013 No traditional Danish meal is complete without a piece of pork tucked in somewhere — which helps explain the outrage that followed after some Danish day cares dropped pork to accommodate Muslims. The battle over menus is the latest sign of Denmark's struggle with multiculturalism.
Roel Basalm Alim, a cook at Restaurante BotÃn, displays a plate of cochinillo asado, or roast suckling pig.
September 4, 2013 Cochinillo asado has appeared in literature throughout history, from Cervantes to Hemingway. The prized piglets featured in the dish are slaughtered after about a month, when they still weigh less than 10 pounds.
Berkshire pigs on Happy Hula Farm, a member of the Eden Farms collective.
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April 29, 2013 Pork producers looking for more financial stability than the commodity market affords are trying their luck with specialty hog breeds. These pigs, raised on small farms, with limited antibiotics, cost more to raise but fetch more at market. And many say they make for tastier pork.
The antibiotic-free pigs roam freely on Niman Ranch in Iowa.
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May 31, 2012 Antibiotic-free food went mainstream after Chipotle's founder advertised free-range pork on the menu. Now many big players in food service are getting into the act, creating a few supply chain hiccups.
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June 14, 2010 The pork industry is dumping "The Other White Meat" in favor of a new slogan. Got one?
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