European farming’s dark side exposed

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 13 September 2011


(2011), "European farming’s dark side exposed", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 41 No. 5.



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European farming’s dark side exposed

Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 5

The European Parliament set the scene for a screening of the documentary Pig Business to a packed audience of MEPs, EU Council and Commission officials and environmental, health and animal welfare NGOs, and the international press.

The event followed a ‘winter of discontent’ for pig farmers facing low prices for pork, high feed costs, a health scandal caused by animal feed contaminated with dioxin, and the recent discovery that flies are capable of spreading antibiotic resistant bacteria from intensive farms to neighbouring urban areas.