Those who support Proposition 12 may find it has unintended consequences.
Southwest Minnesota pork producer Randy Spronk says there are three sides to sustainability.
“The ethical side: should the sow be able to turn around? Which is a great discussion to have. But it’s also the environmental side, which used to be clean water and air. Now includes carbon. Then it’s the economic side, not only for me as a producer but for society as a whole that is buying a protein.”
Prop 12 is a California law that requires pork sold in the state to be raised under certain housing standards.