Josh Berry and Dr. Tony Forshey

Video aims to dispel pork industry myths

The curiosity from consumers about how their food is grown is rising. When it comes to getting answers to questions about how meals get from the farm to the kitchen table, the most valuable information comes directly from the source. Farmers field questions on a daily basis about what they do on the farm, but they also spend a lot of time reversing some of the mistruths that might come from uninformed sources.

That was the purpose behind a new video produced by Ohio Farm Bureau, as a recent news story left more questions than answers about America’s pork industry and the safety of our nation’s food supply.

Central Ohio pig farmer Josh Berry, a Fairfield County Farm Bureau member, was featured in the video, as well as Ohio’s State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey and Melissa Bell, Ohio Pork Council interim executive vice president.

Berry talked about all of the safeguards that have to happen every day on his farm to be sure the animals are safe and healthy, while Forshey and Bell shared the importance of the farmer/vet relationship and the programs put in place to ensure that all pork producers follow the proper guidelines so consumers can rest assured that their food is the safest in the world.

Photo caption: Pig farmer Josh Berry and state veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey at Berry’s farm.