Many Americans gag at the idea of maggots, locusts or other insect-proteins. But Louwrens Hoffman, a meat science professor at University of Queensland, says unusual protein sources might be needed to meet future demand.
The $250 million joint venture will produce clean renewable natural gas from hog manure. Over the next decade the investment will include 90% of Smithfield’s finishing spaces in North Carolina and Utah.
Growing demand and limited real estate has Chinese pork producers looking up to expanded production. More “high-rise hog hotels” are going up in southern China, as the country rapidly modernizes their hog industry.