McDonald's now claims to be a champion of animal welfare. But the food chain continues to rely on super fast growing chickens - which even in the best cases live miserable lives. PRU ELLIOTT calls for a change of policy from the multinational
The latest food scare - the contamination of British eggs with the cancer causing chemical dioxin - can be linked to our reliance on complex food chains and industrial production methods, report Joanna Blythman and Tom Levitt
Globally over 60 billion animals are farmed for food every year. The 2006 Report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), “Livestock’s Long Shadow”, predicted that global meat consumption will more than double by 2050 (from 2001).