Smithfield Goes To Shuanghui

Smithfield Goes To Shuanghui

Kojo looks at the impact of the $4.7 billion sale of the Virginia-based pork producer.

A Chinese company called Shuanghui is set to buy Virginia-based Smithfield Foods in a $4.7 billion deal. While Smithfield claims the title of world's largest pork producer, it continues to have historic and financial ties to the Virginia town where it got its name. Kojo explores the local impact of the sale and looks at how it could affect the global food supply chain.

Guests

Corby Kummer

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Author, "The Joy of Coffee: The Essential Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying" (Houghton Mifflin, 1997)

Patrick Evans-Hylton

food writer; author, "Smithfield: Ham Capital of the World"

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