Killing Fields: the Battle to Feed Factory Farms

Nov 18, 2009

As part of the project Feeding and Fueling Europe, "Killing Fields: the Battle to Feed Factory Farms" seeks to illustrate the hidden chain of destruction from the factory farms in Europe to the forests of South America.

As part of the project Feeding and Fueling Europe, "Killing Fields: the Battle to Feed Factory Farms" seeks to illustrate the hidden chain of destruction from the factory farms in Europe to the forests of South America. The documentary looks at the huge soy plantations in South America that are wiping out the local wildlife, negatively contributing to climate change and forcing thousands of indigenous people from their land.

Soy plantations have been growing in recent years due to the huge demand for the crop in Europe to feed factory farmed pigs, chickens and cows. Killing Fields reveals the true cost of growing soy in South America, suggesting that both South America and Europe are being harmed in the unsustainable practice of factory farming. There is no discussion of agrofuels but the examples of land / forest clearance, abuses of human rights and pesticide poisoning shown in the video apply to soybean and other crops grown as agrofuels. Produced by FoE International and Via Campesina.

NB - the video is high resolution (90 Mb) so will take some time to download. It runs for about 12 minutes. http://www.feedingfactoryfarms.org/