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Mar 31, 2011 | posted in Blog by seedlingprojects

Up this weekend: Farm to Desk at E.W. Stokes

Farm to Desk digs into spring this weekend at E.W. Stokes! With the help of the Jewish Community Center’s Behrend Builders, we’re reconstructing the raised beds on campus, as well as amending the soil to give our seeds the maximum amount of love. We couldn’t do it without Amy, our garden manager, the fabulous parents at Stokes, and the JCC’s enthusiastic support of labor on their Spring into Action Day. Check out the JCC’s other great projects here.


Mar 18, 2011 | posted in Press by seedlingprojects

Pig Business

Tracy Worcester, Marchioness of Worcester and future Duchess of Beaufort, is not your typical English noblewoman. She is an impassioned environmental activist to the core, and she is definitely not afraid to get her hands dirty.

Her new documentary, “Pig Business,” details Worcester’s four-year crusade against Smithfield Foods, Inc., the world’s largest pork producer and processor.

In the film, the marchioness scales factory farm fences, goes toe-to-toe with Smithfield executives, and ultimately exposes the pork industry’s devastating impacts on the environment – from festering fecal lagoons that contaminate rivers and streams, to greenhouse gas emissions that rival the entire transport industry.

Full Article by Sebastian Jannelli of Greenpeace

Mar 09, 2011 | posted in Press by seedlingprojects

Resistance to Factory Pig Farming Gathers Steam

This week my film Pig Business will have its U.S. premiere on Capitol Hill. As the film’s director, I believe this story comes to the United States at a very timely moment — as unionized workers and other citizens are showing their determination to fight back against being stripped of their bargaining rights, which, I see as part of an international citizens’ movement opposed to ever greater corporate greed and control.

The movie tells the tale of pork production’s industrialization as it demonstrates the increasing influence corporations exert over all aspects of peoples’ lives, including over governments that are supposed to protect their citizens.

Full Article in the Huffington Post by Tracy Worcester