Sustainable Farming: Pork
The Delicious USA festival is back for its third year from July 1 to July 31, 2021! Featuring a range of diverse restaurants across Hong Kong showcasing creative dishes using the finest in the U.S. produce.
The United States is the world’s top pork exporter, with exports of U.S. pork to China increasing more than twofold in 2020. The U.S. is also the world’s second largest pork producing country and is known for producing high-quality, safe and nutritious pork using advanced animal health and welfare practices.
As one of the world’s top producers and exporters of these animal products, it is of the utmost importance that these products are farmed in the most sustainable way possible. Thankfully, the U.S. is home to a plethora of responsible farms and producers. As we work towards a greener future, Delicious USA and its participating restaurants recognize the necessity of promoting products that do not harm the Earth. It is for this reason that Delicious USA connects its chefs and restaurants to the finest ethical farms and producers in the United States.
Here’s what you need to know about American pig farms, their products, and where to taste American Pork during Delicious USA 2021:
Pork is the most consumed meat in the world. While China is the largest pork producing country, the United States is not far behind and is home to over 60,000 pork producers. While there are pork farms in every state, most are situated in the Midwest and North Carolina. As a result, the pork industry supports around half a million jobs from producers to processors, transporters and more. Research shows that over the last 50 years, U.S. pig farmers have made significant improvements by way of nutrition, genetics and general pig care. U.S. pork producers partner with the government, environmental groups, and academic institutions to ensure the environmental footprint of pork production is minimized. As a result, pork production accounts for less than 0.3 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and it takes 75.9 percent less land and 25.1 percent less water to produce one pound of pork than it did in 1960. This can be attributed to an increased amount of soybeans and corn being grown, meaning that more pigs are raised on less feed. There have also been many advancements in drinking mechanisms for pigs and better use of wastewater from lagoons and pits. Technological innovations such as LED lighting in barns and improved manure management, such as operations that employ methane digesters to provide power through natural gas pipelines, have led to a 7 percent dip in energy per pound of pork.
With African Swine Fever (ASF) affecting many pigs in countries all over the world, there has been some concern over the safety of pork consumption. However, ASF is not a threat to humans and has never been found in the United States. The USDA has strict protocols in place that prevent sick animals from entering the food chain, meaning that, provided it is cooked properly, U.S. Pork is completely safe to eat.
One of the reasons that pork is such a popular meat is that it is versatile, full of flavor and affordable. U.S. Pork is also lower in fat, consistent in color and well-marbled. Many restaurants will be highlighting different cuts of U.S. Pork with delectable dishes during Delicious USA 2021 including Poin Loin, Pork Ribs, Sausage and Pulled Pork.
Pork Loin is a versatile cut of pork that can be roasted, grilled, served as a chop (bone-in) or steak (boneless). It’s large in size and lean in comparison to other cuts with a mild taste and tender texture. Try expertly grilled Pork Loin during Delicious USA at this participating restaurant:
Arguably most people’s favorite cut of pork, Pork Ribs are a classic guilty pleasure. There are a few different types of Pork Ribs to choose from such as Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs. Baby Back Ribs are loved for high levels of meat, with meaty goodness between and on top of the bones. On the other hand, Spare Ribs have more bone but also more fat, often making them more tender than Baby Back Ribs. These short ribs offer twice as much juicy, flavorful meat. No matter which ribs you choose, they’re always an integral part of any Southern American BBQ, best served with sticky, sweet and smokey sauce. Take a trip to Southern USA with these tasty ribs during Delicious USA 2021:
While its routes are French, Andouille Sausage has become an integral part of Louisiana Cajun cuisine. This Cajun sausage is made with coarse-grained smoked pork butt mixed with garlic, pepper, onions, wine and seasoning. Andouille Sausage usually goes through two rounds of smoking and is highly spiced, giving it a distinct flavor. Get a taste of this Cajun delight during Delicious USA 2021 at two participating restaurants:
Another American BBQ favorite, Pulled Pork is shredded pork shoulder which is traditionally slow-smoked and served as a burger or slider. Enjoy this mouthwatering, Southern American dish at this participating Delicious USA restaurant:
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