Smithfield Foods: Enough food for growing population (Video)

01-05-2012 | |

To help commemorate Earth Day, Smithfield Foods, Inc debuted a new video that talks about what the company, along with others in the pork industry, is doing to help feed the world’s growing population with food that is produced responsibly and sustainably.

The video, Producing Enough Sustainable Food, notes that the world’s population is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050, and addresses the question, “How will we ever feed that many hungry people responsibly?”
The answer is that Smithfield has a plan in place that is already producing safe, quality food responsibly, while at the same time providing proper care for animals, the environment and local communities.
“We’re very excited about this video because it provides an engaging way to show what Smithfield Foods, along with the rest of the pork industry, is doing to meet the challenge of providing not only sustainable food, but enough of it to feed a rapidly growing population,” said C. Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods.
“Sustainability represents the natural evolution of the global food system, and our industry is confident that together we can meet the worldwide demand for safe, quality food that is produced responsibly and sustainably,” Pope added.