Boss hog: North Carolina's Pork Revolution

Number 12688
Subject Environment
Source News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
State
Year 1995
Publication Date Feb. 19-26
Summary An investigation of how North Carolina's booming corporate swine industry won laws and policies that prompted its rapid growth; how it profited from a network of formal and informal alliances with powerful people in government; how it managed to avoid strict environmental oversight while causing significant pollution to water resources.
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Keywords Agriculture; Pork producers; Livestock; public service
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