Cargill Announces New All-Vegetarian Diet for Good Nature Pork

Cargill Pork announced a new 100 percent vegetarian diet for hogs that supply its Good Nature pork line of products.

According to Cargill, a vegetarian diet means hogs receive a mixture of natural grain -- a diet completely free of any animal byproducts. The vegetarian diet is Cargill's most recent addition to its all-natural standards for Good Nature pork. The product is already guaranteed to be antibiotic-free, and hogs selected from the program never receive antibiotics or growth stimulants.

"Good Nature pork is targeted at a growing consumer audience that is very conscious of how and where their food is raised," said Joe Linot, pork marketing manager for Cargill Pork. "By using a 100 percent vegetarian diet for hogs in our program, Cargill can provide options for consumers who want to make healthy, environmentally responsible choices when they select Good Nature pork for their families."

Source:, September 9, 2009
By Ann Bagel Storck