A Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Pork Industry

A Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Pork Industry
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Gary Gereffi | Marcy Lowe

Over-use of antibiotics in hog production poses the risk of creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, seriously threatening human health. Reducing antibiotic use, however, poses challenges to hog farmers. By analyzing the value chain, we can better understand the industry’s dynamics, preparing the way for further work to find ways of protecting public health that also make good business sense. This is a report by the Duke GVC Center  for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

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