Pig industry organizations from around the world are in talks about starting a coordinated international campaign to keep the environmental impact of pork production as low as possible.

Industry leaders met recently in Washington, D.C., and will convene again at the World Pork Conference, announced by the International Meat Secretariat, which takes place Oct. 6 and 7 in Bonn, Germany.


IMS Pork Committee Deputy Chairman Mick Sloyan, from the British Pig Executive, told Pig International that the Washington meeting revealed that they have developed so-called roadmaps on how to reduce the carbon footprint of pig meat. The pig organizations are currently coordinating messages on careful environmental stewardship and are looking at proposals to start a routine exchange of technical information obtained from research from individual countries.

WatchPig International Editor Roger Abbott and Sloyan discuss monitoring the global impact of pig production.