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We are proud to announce Farms Not Factories’ exciting new project – Love Pigs! We’re making a short film to spread our message; support real farms, not animal factories. We’ll be focusing on changing parents’ shopping habits by showing just how much children love pigs and why they don’t deserve to be kept in cages…. continue reading

Roundup on Roundup

Glyphosate is a toxic ingredient in Monsanto’s chemical herbicide, Roundup and is used on corn and soya crops. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) senior researcher (Dr. Seneff) has strongly correlated its use to the epidemic we’re seeing in autism, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, infertility, celiac disease, and other intestinal disorders. Glyphosate interferes with biological pathways… continue reading

The decision this week to refuse permission for one of Britain’s first industrial-style farms, housing 25,000 pigs, has been welcomed by campaigners. The unit at Foston, Derbyshire, has been the subject of fierce opposition in a four-year-long fight that saw celebrities – including actor Dominic West and River Cottage chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – stand up… continue reading

The Environment Agency’s (EA) decision to refuse a permit for a 25,000 intensive pig rearing facility near Foston in Derbyshire marks the end of five years of anxiety and falling property prices for the local community who were almost unanimous in their opposition to the project. It also sent a clear signal around the world… continue reading

Last Saturday we wrapped up warm, gathered our piggy materials and headed off to Stepney City Farm in East London for PigFest 2014. PigFest was organised as a celebration of the Berkshire pork reared on Stepney City Farm, as well as raising awareness of high welfare meat, factory farming, sustainable pig production methods and an… continue reading

1.) Go vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian There are so many delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes which make for an excellent substitute to the usual Christmas menu. These are healthy, full of flavours and can look beautiful too! Keep an eye out for seasonal fruits vegetables like red cabbages, leeks, squashes, apples and pears. When combined with nuts and seeds… continue reading

Activist legend Vivienne Westwood has designed a T-shirt  exclusively for Farms Not Factories (featured in Milan fashion week). These limited edition T-shirts are now ready to order just in time for Christmas through our online shop and EcoHustler. They’re 100% organic cotton and ethically sourced. Help support our work by buying them at £30 each!… continue reading

Awfully good offal

What is offal? The word offal originates from the Middle English meaning ‘refuse from a process’ and refers to ‘the entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food’.[1] Edible offal can include the head, tongue, brains, heart, liver, kidney, spleen, stomach or tripes, some countries may even include the feet, throat and lungs.[2]… continue reading