Dishing the Dirt
The Secret History of Meat
Why, in this day and age of efficient, industrial food production and pre-packaged, processed meat are millions of British people still infected with food-borne illnesses? Why is it that despite all our theoretical knowledge and expertise, illnesses fatal to human beings are allowed to develop and spread on our farms? And why is it that farmed animals themselves suffer from endemic diseases and are so often the victims of devastating epidemics like BSE and bird flu?