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Pig Business

Synopsis
Seasoned eco-warrior Tracy Worcester sets out to discover who is paying the true price for the cheap imported pork for sale in Britain’s supermarkets. Documenting her investigation into intensive pig farming and the damaging impact it is having on the quality of our food, the environment, and the health and welfare of agricultural communities, this film follows her as she infiltrates farms in Europe and America and confronts the biggest firm in the pig business, Smithfield Foods of America. It reveals the dark under belly of the food industry - the impact on those who work in it, those who live near it, those who eat the pork and the impact on the animals themselves. But it also tells the story of what is happening in Eastern Europe following the collapse of communism, as EU tax payers fund multinational companies to take over the old state owned industries.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2009
Notes
Broadcast in the TRUE STORIES strand on More4 on 30/6/2009
Subjects
Agriculture; Business studies; Economics; Environmental science
Keywords
agricultural economics; animal husbandry; food production and distribution; multinational corporations; pigs; pork

Online availability

URI
http://www.pigbusiness.co.uk/the_film/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Tracy Worcester

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£10/00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
56 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Pig Business

Email
info@pig business.co.uk
Web
http://www.pigbusiness.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0207 584 6592
Address
28 Halsey Street
London
SW3 2PT

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