Wednesday, January 26, 2011

There's No Business Like Pig Business

British filmmaker Tracy Worcester, a self-described “eco-warrior” and “green activist,” released a controversial documentary titled “Pig Business,” which attempts to portray the “dark side” of the global pork industry. In her extremely biased mockumentary, err, documentary, Worcester interviews Sir Paul McCartney, who once fired a roadie for eating meat while on tour and often preaches his vegan/anti-carnivorous gospel. The "film" also includes environmental lawyer turned anti-modern pork production crusader Robert Kennedy Jr., who at a recent congressional hearing likened pork producers to terrorists.

Like others before her, Worcester blames all of society's ills on modern pork production, and the film is dedicated to "putting an end to intensive factory farming." She wants a return to small-scale farming, "sustainable" agriculture and buying locally.

We could pass off this film as just the latest pap from those whose mission it is to push their own personal agenda on all others (telling them what to eat, how to raise it and how to buy it), but it's actually quite dangerous. With food prices on the rise and experts calling for an overhaul of the world food system to feed a global population that is expected to nearly double over the next 40 years, people such as Ms. Worcester, Sir Paul and RFK Jr. are seeking to destroy the systems that now feed more people than ever before. Do they really think backyard pig farms are going to feed a starving world? Seems to HOTH we need more modern livestock and crop production, not less, Ms. Worcester.


  1. Modern industrial hog farms in US do not produce food. They produce money to their shareholders. They are not food producers, but money makers. Feeding people is the very last thing on the agenda of modern industrial hog operations. You know all of those big pig players. So let us not to name the names.

  2. Yes, anatoliy, "modern industrial hog operations" are just dirty capitalists, and pork (and all food, for that matter) comes from, well, the grocery store.