The sub-heading of this great new Rolling Stone piece says it all:

“America’s top pork producer churns out a sea of waste that has destroyed rivers, killed millions of fish and generated one of the largest fines in EPA history. Welcome to the dark side of the other white meat.”

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Oh, and one more nice fact: Hogs in America produce three times more excrement than all us humans combined.

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