In The Tank: Bacon, China and the American Farmer

What does it mean when a Chinese company buys Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the U.S.? This podcast has all the answers. Chris Leonard, a Schwartz fellow who has just completed a book on the industrial meat system, and Lina Khan, Policy Analyst at the Markets, Enterprise and Resiliency Initiative, talk about the proposed purchase and its potential impact on the American farmer and you. Fuzz Hogan hosts.


Fuzz Hogan oversees the Editorial, Events and Communications Department. He is a former Executive Producer at CNN.

Christopher Leonard was a New America Fellow, writing a book about Koch Industries. He is the author of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business.

Lina Khan was a fellow with the Open Markets program at New America, where she researched the concentration of power in America’s political economy and the evolution of antitrust laws.