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Who is Squeezing Polish Farmers? Smithfield VA Involvement in Promoting Big Agribusiness

Industrial hog-raising environmental record
Prima Ltd. and Animex became a front for Smithfield’s dirty work, enabling it to shift the costs of industrial hog-raising onto the environment and onto individual farmers.

Social and economic impacts: Irrespective of national and European environmental requirements, construction of new industrial hog-raising farms is under preparation. Therefore social and economic consequences for individual farmers can not be ignored anymore. Increasing production in industrial farms, over-production of pork and deregulation of the market are indicators proving that traditional farming in Poland is losing out.