The New York Times has an impressive article on how Smithfield Farms has impacted Eastern Europe.
The connections between the Carrol Farms complexes in Veracruz and the Swine Flu outbreak is still not proven. It remains a powerful possibility, supposedly independent test are due to come out in 12 days according to press releases. However there is still no international group independently investigating the possibility of Smithfield farms being the location the virus came from. The Mexican government also continues to state that none of it’s pigs have the Swine Flu. This is dubious as best, especially considering how little testing has been done.