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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at the Pig Idea Feast.

Let them eat waste!

Edd Colbert / The Ecologist

22nd November 2013

Last night Edd Colbert hosted a massive knees-up in Trafalgar Square, to ceremonially devour eight pigs raised entirely on edible food waste - a delicious launch to a very original campaign. He spoke to The Ecologist about his ideas ... more...
Pig Business

COMMENT: Using film to square up to the horrors of factory farming

Tracy Worcester

18th October, 2012

The campaigner behind the groundbreaking Pig Business documentary is now taking her message global, encouraging people to take action against industrial farming methods which degrade the environment and subject animals to a life of misery
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The A to Z of livestock

The A to Z of smallholdings

Lisa Stephens

8th May, 2012

Take one Alpaca, a scattering of silkworms, a couple of cows and a group of goats, and you could just be the next Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Lisa Stephens presents the A to Z of smallholdings more...
Pigs

Common infections will be 'untreatable' if antibiotic misuse continues

Tom Levitt

18th November, 2011

Scientists in new warning on post-antibiotic age as campaigners call for stronger controls on excessive use in intensive farming more...
'Not in my banger' campaign

US-style 'mega' Foston pig farm could still be halted says Soil Association

Ecologist

1st November, 2011

Proposals for a large-scale pig farm in Foston, Derbyshire, could herald new era of US-style factory farming in the UK but face concerns from government health officials more...
Pigs on a farm

Sick As A pig – the menace of MRSA linked to industrial pig farming

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 more...
The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

Mark Newton

11th August, 2011

There's much to love in Celia Lewis’ beautifully illustrated tome, says Mark Newton, but the essential message shouldn’t be forgotten: that this is how all pigs should be treated more...
Brave Old World

Brave Old World: A Practical Guide to Husbandry or the Fine Art of Looking After Yourself

Jeremy Williams

4th August, 2011

Tom Hodgkinson's account of life on a smallholding in Devon is spiced with old-fashioned lore and made Jeremy Williams laugh out loud more...
A sausage

TAKE ACTION: Not in my banger!

Matilda Lee

23rd March, 2011

The battle against the Nocton super-dairy may have been won, but with plans for giant pig factories currently being considered, the Soil Association has launched a major new campaign to combat the latest blight of industrial farming more...
Pig Business

Pig Business: the film the industrial pork lobby tried to silence

The Ecologist

3rd February,2011

Ahead of Pig Business's debut screening at the EU Parliament in Brussels, watch highlights from Tracy Worcester's mammoth investigation into the truth behind cheap pork more...
Tracy Worcester

CAMPAIGN HERO: Tracy Worcester, producer of Pig Business film

Matilda Lee

1st February, 2011

Her shocking film alerted unsuspecting consumers to the hidden costs of factory farmed pork. She talks to the Ecologist ahead of a special screening of Pig Business at the European Parliament more...

Lab grown meat: a low-fat, low-carbon, cruelty-free future?

Matilda Lee

6th April, 2010

The technology isn't fully developed yet, but when meat really can be grown in a lab it's going to turn all our arguments about carnivorous diets on their heads... more...

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Sow in a stall

Label EU pork: 'offspring of a sow in a crate'

Tracy Worcester

26th January, 2010

Simply labelling pig meat products with their country of origin won't change consumer behaviour. Telling people how it was produced just might more...
A sausage

Walls sausages reluctant to come clean on origin of pork

Ecologist

26th January, 2010

Owner of Walls, Mattessons and Richmond sausage brands says telling public where meat comes from would 'add cost' and 'jeopardise our brand positioning' more...
Pigs on a farm

Pig MRSA widespread in Europe

The Ecologist

25th November, 2009

Calls for national testing in UK pig herd after survey finds superbug to be prevalent throughout Europe more...
Pig Business

Pig Business: behind the film they tried to ban

Tracy Worcester

20th July, 2009

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 more...
Cape gannets feeding their young at Lambert's Bay, South Africa

Overfishing sends Cape gannet ecosystem haywire

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Cape gannet chicks are facing starvation as a result of overfishing of sardines and anchovies off the coast of southern Africa, as well as an increase in predation by other species affected by the food shortage more...
Pigs on a farm

Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

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 more...
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Sick as a pig

Jim Wickens

26th March, 2009

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
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BLT Sandwich: The Big Lifestyle Trade Off

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd September, 2006

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... more...

Warts and all

Lyall Watson

1st October, 2004

Hoover accepted human society for what it was: rich in resources but nevertheless imperfect, unpigly. And he discovered that a solitary pig is a sad thing, almost as useless as a bee without a hive. more...
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Smithfield Foods: the truth behind its pigs and factories

Robert Kennedy Jr

1st December, 2003

The Ecologist goes inside the workings of Smithfield to reveal the true horrors of its pig production business more...

Hoover

Lyall Watson

1st June, 2003

I think that pigs everywhere are dropping semantic pearls before human swine who labour under the delusion that all pigs can do is go ‘oink’ more...

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