Tag: Pork

They Crossed an Ocean to Butcher Pigs. It Was No American Dream.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Anthony Pretrick was scraping by as a fisherman in his Pacific island homeland of Micronesia when he met a job recruiter with an irresistible offer: There was a fortune to be made slaughtering hogs in a faraway place called Iowa. A new pork processing plant was hiring workers for $15.95 an […]

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China Drops Some U.S. Pork and Soybean Tariffs as Trade Tensions Ease

BEIJING — China will exempt some American soybeans, pork and other agricultural products from additional tariffs, state media reported on Friday, in the latest move by Beijing to ease trade tensions with the United States. China Central Television, the nation’s official broadcaster, did not disclose details. But in a brief report issued late Friday afternoon, […]

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China’s Pork Prices Soar, Adding to Beijing’s Troubles

BEIJING — Things that keep China’s top leaders up at night: a stalling economy, a bruising trade war and, increasingly, pigs. Specifically, a shortage of pigs, which is fast becoming a national crisis. The price of pork has been rising for months and is now nearly 50 percent higher than a year ago, data published […]

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How Many Hogs Can Be Slaughtered Per Hour? Pork Industry Wants More

The federal government is poised this month to adopt a rule that would essentially turn the largest pork processing lines in the United States into the autobahn: no speed limit. Currently, plants are allowed to slaughter a maximum of 1,106 hogs per hour. As hogs move down the slaughter lines, federal inspectors stationed at each […]

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Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

It was 7 a.m. on Independence Day when a doctor told Rose and Roger Porter Jr. that their daughter could die within hours. For nearly a week, Mikayla, 10, had suffered intensifying bouts of fever, diarrhea and stabbing stomach pains. That morning, the Porters rushed her to a clinic where a doctor called for a […]

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A Slower Economy. A Trade War. Now, China Faces Rising Food Prices.

BEIJING — Business is normally bustling at the sprawling Xinfandi produce market in southern Beijing, where stores, restaurants and thrifty shoppers buy their fruits and vegetables in bulk. But more apple sellers were napping than hustling one recent afternoon. The price of apples had nearly doubled, to roughly $1 per pound, and people were spending […]

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Stir-Fried Instant Ramen Noodles with Pork and Cabbage Recipe

Servings: 1Prep time: 15 minutesTotal time: 30 minutes Ingredients for the pork:2 ½ oz pork loin, cut into 2 by ½ by ⅛-inch strips4 garlic cloves|12 grams, peeled and crushed into small pieces in a mortarA few dashes of Thai seasoning saucedash of Thai fish saucepinch of finely ground Asian white pepper for the dish:1/2 […]

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