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Harrington's Sort and Cull
Fri Jun 8, 2012 04:06 PM CDT

I spoke with National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak in his "office" at the World Pork Expo -- a golf cart parked under a shade tree. He said the decision makers at food companies are looking at consumer perception, emotion and emails from activist organizations when making decisions about gestation crates. Instead, he said they should be looking at the science of what is best for the animal, environmental consequences and impact of these decisions on producers.

The actions of McDonalds, Safeways and Krogers of the world reminded me of how I acted when I was six years old.

My pink ...

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