…just went up to CNN for a news break from my writing and saw Smithfield Farms is dropping their sponsorship of Paula Deen with the statement:
Smithfield condemns the use of offensive and discriminatory language and behavior of any kind. Therefore, we are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen. Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned.
I just three weeks ago drove from Raleigh Durham, North Carolina to Wilmington, North Carolina. In the middle is a small town named Wallace.
Our visit took us to a friend’s home and meal at a gated community and country club named River Landing…on the edge of Wallace.
Evidently River Landing was developed by the Murphy family. I was told the Murphy’s were large hog producers …and that the Murphy’s had sold their hog operations to Smithfield Farms.
I would suggest folks might want to take a look at Wallace, North Carolina and the surrounding area.