20th century technology combined with economic and business management developments led to the mass production of large quantities of cheap meat. In the 21st Century, an ethical and moral backlash against "factory farming" plus a succession of food safety scares has fuelled the growth of organic pork, ham & bacon farming.
  USA Free-range swine farming and Organic Pork production in the U.S. 

Organic & Free-Range Hog/Swine/Pork Production


*U.S. National Organic Standards Board: website
*Organic Farming in the United States of America: USDA briefing
*Trend to Production of organic meat: Why?
*Organic farming books and manuals: reading list
*Organic Farming & Standards Worldwide: Update
Video: Economics of Organic Hog Breeding & Pork Production & Marketing via Farmers' Markets
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Why the Trend to Organic Production & Food Products in North America?

The current upsurge in consumption of organic meat and produce arises from a combination of factors:

  • Successive food scares: BSE, E. coli 0157, Salmonella
  • Concern about genetically modified (GM) products
  • Concerns about livestock welfare in intensive systems
  • Belief that organic products are more nutritious
  • Fear of pesticide residues in non-organic produce
  • Fear of artificial fertiliser residues in non-organic produce
  • Fear of medication residues in non-organic produce
  • Fear of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in non-organic produce
  • high value niche markets sought by small scale farmers



review of organic farming and farms management advice

*New & Popular books on Organic Farming:
U.K. & Europe   Canada   USA & world-wide


Video - Organic Outdoor Free-Range Woodland Pork Production
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*New & Popular books on Sustainable Farm Production:
UK & Europe   Canada   USA & world-wide

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