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Hogwashed

Following hundreds of lawsuits filed against pork conglomerate Smithfield Foods, the General Assembly passed laws in 2017 and 2018 making it almost impossible to hold Big Pork accountable for its stink. Read more

North Carolina

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Alex Boerner

“Is it an improvement? Anything they do that is beyond a basic hole in the ground and spraying all the manure on fields is an improvement.” Read more

, North Carolina

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    Alex Boerner

    Don Webb, a hog farmer turned reform advocate featured in the INDY’s “Hogwashed” series in 2017, died Saturday, October 27, 2018—two days after Smithfield Foods announced its reforms—at the age of seventy-eight.

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    Photo by Leigh Tauss

    A hog lagoon in eastern North Carolina surrounded by floodwaters.