Dirty secrets of American food: Dispatches

Ecostorm contributed footage and information to a major Channel 4 Dispatches documentary examining how US food and farming methods could soon be arriving in the UK.

The programme – amongst other things – revealed how American pork is up to six times more likely to contain salmonella than British pork.

Around 13 per cent of pork samples tested for salmonella in US retail meat were positive for the bacteria, which can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.

E. coli, another potentially harmful bacterium, was also found in 60 per cent of pork, 70 per cent of beef, 80 per cent of chicken and 90 per cent of turkey products destined for American shops and supermarkets.

For more information and to watch the film click here