May 25, 2010

The Pig Factory

Sometime back I featured a video on this blog about the beef industry in the United States. It was basically a short film that tells you the number of cows slaughtered every hour in the United States. As an avid reader pointed out, probably the number of cows being slaughtered in India is more than the US count. The only difference being that India does not have a transparent system like that in the US (not that all is well in the US). But nevertheless, the film did bring us face to face with the shocking reality.

Barbara Panvel from the UK has now sent me these links to another deadly food industry -- The Pig Business. I think it is important that people know what they are eating, and how it is being produced and made available to them at a cheap price in the grocery stores. The next time you order pork in a five-star restaurant be sure it has been manufactured in a pig factory, and transported all the way to your nearby restaurant.

Try to spend some time to watch the documentary on the pig business. You need to know the true cost of cheap meat.

Here is the link to part 1 of the film. Once you are on the YouTube page, you will see on the sidebar links to the remaining 5 parts of the film. You can continue watching the series.

The Pig Business

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