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National Pork Board and RIPE.IO Partner to Enhance Pig Farming Practices through Blockchain
The National Pork Board and Ripe Technology, Inc. have entered an agreement to pilot blockchain technology use in the U.S. pork industry.
Through this partnership, ripe.io will enable an ecosystem that will allow pork producers to monitor, evaluate and continuously improve their sustainability practices based on the We CareSM framework – six defined ethical principles guiding the U.S. pork industry. Launched in 2008, these principles provide industry standards in food safety and public health, animal well-being, protecting the environment, and improving the quality of life for the industry’s people and communities. The standards also serve as the pork industry’s commitment to continuous improvement.
“The growing demand across the entire food supply chain – including end consumers – is to ...
Producers Propound On Pork Priorities
WASHINGTON, D.C., About 100 pork producers and pork industry leaders gathered last week for the fall legislative conference of the National Pork Producers Council. The biannual fly-in gives producers an opportunity to lobby their members of Congress on important industry issues.
During dozens of visits Wednesday, producers discussed with their senators, representatives and their staff NPPC’s top priorities, including the need for a resolution to ongoing trade disputes, funding for a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, visa reform to address a farm labor shortage and proper regulatory oversight of laboratory-produced cultured protein and gene editing in livestock production.
“Our No. 1 request is ending trade disputes that have so far cost producers as much as $2 billion,” said NPPC ...
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