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Smithfield and Roeslein Alternative Energy help bring monarch butterflies back in large numbers

Published by High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is the first food company to participate in a new program with Environmental Defense Fund and Roeslein Alternative Energy to restore key prairie habitat for monarch butterflies, as described in this video. Their efforts are helping bring back the iconic insect, which has experienced a 95 percent population decline since the 1980s and could be listed as a threatened species in June 2019.

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Big agriculture helped destroy monarch butterfly habitats – now it’s trying to save them

Published by Fast Company
Written by Ellie Anzilotti

Over the past couple of decades, monarch butterflies, one of the most recognizable (and important) visitors to gardens across North America, have been declining in number–as much as 95% of the population has disappeared since the 1980s. The reasons are numerous: Mexico, where the pollinators migrate to escape harsh winters, has eliminated many of the trees where monarchs flock, and severe and unpredictable weather due to climate change has disrupted populations. And in the Midwest, where monarchs are most populous, farming practices that lean heavily on herbicides and pesticides are killing off native milkweed plants, where monarchs lay their eggs.

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Smithfield Foods Invests in Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Projects

Published by Farm Journal’s Pork News Source
Written by Smithfield Food Inc.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce, through the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent by 2025, which it set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables.

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Smithfield Foods to expand manure-to-energy projects

Published by BioMass Magazine
Written by Smithfield Food Inc.

Smithfield Food Inc. is pleased to announce, through the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent by 2025, which it set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund. This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables.

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