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FARMING: The filth and falsification at the heart of the factory farming system - responsible for up to 50 percent of the world's climate change - is revealed.

Released over a year ago, Christopher Quinn’s powerful documentary Eating Animals – based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer – is a damning indictment of the cost to both animals and humans of the global factory farming system.

Made before the current global Coronavirus pandemic, the film is an exploration of the insanity and inhumanity of a system designed to produce cheap meat with little or no regard for either animal husbandry or the environment.

Narrated by Hollywood actress Natalie Portman – who became a vegetarian at the age of eight, but turned vegan after reading Safran Foer’s book – Quinn’s account of the threat of factory farming is told through the lens of American farmers and agro-industry whistleblowers who have seen the light and are now working to promote healthier alternatives – whether those are plant-based proteins designed to look and taste like meat, or kinder, free-range farming that ensures animals do not suffer as they are reared to feed humans.

Currently featured as the focus of episode 10 of the Factual America podcast – a series which looks further into the issues raised in contemporary cutting edge documentary films – the film’s relevance has only increased since it emerged from jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $.post('https://www.moderntimes.review/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php', {action: 'wpt_view_count', id: '31095'}); });