Environmental problems confront pig farming on Americas Now

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Around the globe, U.S. pig farms are feeding a growing appetite for pork. But what’s good for exporters…may not be so good for the environment. Pig farms emit huge amounts of greenhouse gases.

And manure from large pools can seep into water supplies.

“They get the meat and we’re the toilet. We are left with the water pollution, the air pollution, the health effects. We even have deaths from hydrogen sulfide in confinements.”

But pig farmers say you shouldn’t completely blame them. We take a look at what the industry is doing to safely feed an ever-growing hog craving. That’s this week on America’s Now Sunday at 8pm EST.

Environmental problems confront pig farming on Americas Now

Environmental problems confront pig farming on Americas Now

Around the globe, U.S. pig farms are feeding a growing appetite for pork. But what’s good for exporters…may not be so good for the environment. Pig farms emit huge amounts of greenhouse gases.
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