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Contagion

Viral storm: why factory farming is bad for your health

Matilda Lee

28th October, 2011

As the new 'outbreak' film Contagion, starring Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow is released, The Ecologist reports on the book linking the threat of global disease pandemics and industrial animal farming

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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...
Antibiotics under the spotlight

Antibiotics under the spotlight

Ecologist

June 12th, 2011

The overuse of antibiotics in intensive farming could have devastating consequences for human health. What's more, the safety of some antibiotics used in human medicine has been challenged by some patients who say they've suffered terrifying side effects... more...
Irrigation

What really caused the deadly E. coli outbreak?

Eve Mitchell

3rd June, 2011

We may never know, argues Eve Mitchell, because the nature of our complex and highly industrial food systems is making it far harder to determine what happened more...
Cows feeding

'Routine antibiotic use' linked to new MRSA strain found in UK dairy cows

Tom Levitt

3rd June, 2011

Fresh concerns over the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections from farm animals to humans have been raised after scientists find new strain of potentially deadly superbug in dairy cows 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...
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...
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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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The Dawn of the domestic superbug

Pat Thomas

1st July, 2005

The huge popularity of antibacterial household cleaners is encouraging superbugs,
allergies, immune-system failure and dangerous environmental pollution. It’s time to
stop cleaning ourselves to death.
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National disease service

Yves Engler

1st October, 2004

Antibacteria-resistant superbugs are turning hospitals into killers more...

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