Want to know where your food comes from? When you pledge to purchase your pork from local pig farmers you'll help keep family farms afloat, providing employment, investment and stability in rural communities.
If there's no welfare label on the packet, don't buy it. Look for Labels saying Freedom Food, Outdoor Bred, Free Range or Organic. Or ask for high welfare pork at your local butcher, farmers' market or online.
3) You'll give the planet a break
Over 500 million pigs worldwide are kept in intensive conditions.To ensure they are ready for slaughter as soon as possible (as little as 5 months) they are fed corn and soy, most of which is genetically-modified, grown on cleared Rainforest and treated with chemicals that cause cancer, deformed births and skin diseases in local residents. This energy-intensive system also means that factory farming is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.
So, by pledging to purchase your pork from local, ethical farms or by choosing a plant-based diet, you can help promote environmentally friendly farming methods and help reverse the effects of climate change.