An eco-campaigner and former actress will be lifting the lid on intensive pig farming in a television investigation to be screened tonight.
Tracy Worcester, the Marchioness of Worcester, has campaigned for years for quality food, animal welfare and environmental protection through a revitalisation of rural economies.
She believes that people need to become active and aware consumers.
Pig Business, to be screened on More 4 tonight as part of Channel 4’s ‘Great British Foodfight, is Tracy’s four year investigation into intensive pig farming.
She argues that intensive production systems harm human and environmental health, and is pushing traditional farmers out of business.
In the film, she travels from the UK, to the US and Poland to investigate and meets local people who believe that their health has been affected by the new pig production methods, as well as leading politicians and environmental campaigner Robert Kennedy Junior.
Worcester confronts industrial farming executives with her findings and argues that supermarket labeling is not a reliable guide to where pork actually comes from.
Tracy Worcester said: "I believe that if people knew the real cost of the cheap pork sold in supermarkets, in terms of environmental pollution as well as human and animal misery, they would never buy it again.
"If shoppers can look behind the label in ways my film describes, they will see that by exercising their consumer power they can help to protect our independent British farmers. I believe our farmers would then be able to further improve welfare standards to produce human, animal and environmentally friendly pork."