iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 20/06/2013

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio


13 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 20 June 2013

Feeding catering waste to pigs has been banned, ever since the foot and mouth outbreak of 2001 was traced back to pigswill which hadn't been boiled properly and contained illegally imported contaminated meat. But campaigners argue it's time to re-think the rules, to avoid wasting valuable food resources. The "Feeding the Five Thousand" campaign is now testing the idea on eight pigs at Stepney City Farm in London. Charlotte Smith has been to meet them.

And specialist new intelligence units are being used to track the tractor rustlers who are stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment from farms. Police and insurers are joining forces to help fund the fight against farm theft.

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Emma Campbell.


Free download

  1. Image for Farming Today

    Farming Today

    All rural life is here: daily news of food, farming, the countryside and the environment with…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss