North Carolina, perhaps? According to the National Pork Producers Council, North Carolina is #2 in the country in terms of pig inventory, at 8.9 million. Here in New York, we're #29, with 108,000 (stats from 2010).
At a recent conference I attended in North Carolina, I winced through a session about industrial pig farm emissions and human health. My friend Jill, who sat next to me at the session, later wrote about the research. Read her article here: "Hog Farm Stink Raises Neighbors' Blood Pressure" in Science Now.
Then I winced again when I ate breakfast at a diner.
|Yes, those are pork brains on the menu.|