The National Pork Board says U.S. pork production is carbon neutral. Recent environmental studies from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show the pork sector is environmentally friendly. EPA data shows the industry contributes less than one-half of one percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

National Pork Board CEO Bill Evan says the industry is really close to being climate positive and has asked nearly 200 pork producers to certify their data by a third party. U.S. pork producers want consumers to hear the positive messaging behind the enhanced efficiencies of raising pigs, and to know producers are trying to do right by the animals, consumers and the planet.

Read more on the environmental data behind pork production here.