Pork Producers Say Prop 12 Negates Science and Biden’s Climate Goals


By Jennifer Shike, FarmJournal's Pork 

April 30, 2021


In comments submitted Thursday regarding President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) outlined how pork producers are committed to environmental sustainability and urged the danger of policies such as Proposition 12.


“U.S. pork producers have a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, helping to preserve our air, land and water for future generations. We take this responsibility seriously and our producers have made significant commitments to address environmental conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions,” NPPC wrote.


Innovations made by the U.S. pork industry have resulted in a variety of practices to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including methane capture and manure management. The result? Only 0.45% of total U.S. GHG emissions are attributable to U.S. pork production, according to the EPA.


NPPC also warned of policies such as California’s Proposition 12 that reverse this progress already made by pork producers...