Next week the film-maker and campaigner takes Pig Business - her controversial documentary exposing the blight of industrial pig farming - to Brussels to inform politicians, commissioners, councillors and their advisers about the negative impacts of industrial farming on people, pigs and the planet, and highlight potential solutions.
Pig Business: behind the film they tried to ban
Tracy Worcester’s ‘Pig Business’, a groundbreaking expose of US industrial pig farming conglomerate Smithfield Foods, has met with repeated attempts at censorship by the company’s lawyers. Here, she explains how England’s libel laws have helped stall the film’s general release, and stopped the world learning more about the environmental realities of intensive livestock rearing
Smithfield Foods: the truth behind its pigs and factories
The Ecologist goes inside the workings of Smithfield to reveal the true horrors of its pig production business
Sick as a pig
Another strain of MRSA is emerging from the factory farms of Northern Europe, and it is linked to the insatiable demand for cheap meat on our plates. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates
Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield
The husband of the first woman to die from swine flu in the US is preparing a case against pork producer Smithfield Foods, part-owner of the Mexican farm where the disease is believed to have originated
BLT Sandwich: The Big Lifestyle Trade Off
Is it worse than Mc Donalds? The BLT sandwich is an icon, the ultimate symbol of convenience culture. Tesco alone sells 5 million a year. This is what the £1.80 you pay for your BLT buys...