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Smithfield outlines food sustainability (VIDEO)

Tuesday - 4/24/2012, 3:37am  ET

SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - Pork producer Smithfield Foods is outlining what the company is doing to help feed the world's growing population with food that it says is produced responsibly and sustainably.

The Smithfield-based company made the video available Monday via social media channels, including YouTube and Facebook.

The video notes that the world's population is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050, begging the question of how to feed so many people.

Smithfield says it has a plan in place that already is producing safe, quality food responsibly, while at the same time providing proper care for animals, the environment and local communities.

Officials say production of food needs to more than double while not increasing the

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