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Pork Problems

Sitting in my PE lecture this morning, I get a text from my sister about pork on the Early Show. Some of you might have seen it, but for those of you that didn’t, here it is!

Consumer Reports Sounds Alarm on Pork Safety

After Bethany told me about it, and I later watched it, it actually made me kinda mad. This is how our industry gets a bad reputation. Watching the video, they told you all the side effects and then hit you with what I loving call ‘word vomit’. They tell you all the scientific aspects that the average person can’t understand and that the same average person will eventually tune out. When they get done with the ‘word vomit’, they bring out the report of Scott Hurd, a former USDA food official from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, who states that the report ‘is inflamed and used a small amount of data to frighten people.’ He also states that the meat is safe. But did most of America see and understand that portion of the segment? I don’t think so. I think most were still struggling to understand all of the scientific terminology from the previous portion. So this is your chance! Your chance to spread the word about agriculture and tell the story of your pork! Good luck!


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