For the Love of Meat with Matthew Evans, Series 1HD
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Australia is one of the most carnivorous nations on the planet - eating three times more meat than the global average. In this new compelling series, Matthew Evans explores Australia’s long standing love affair with meat and investigates what it’s doing to our health, the animals we eat and the planet. As both a pig farmer and conscious carnivore, he believes we need to make it our business to know where our meat comes from. Join Matthew on this revealing journey of discovery behind our farm gates to achieve his ultimate mission - to reconnect us all to the animals we eat.
|1||HDVideoChickens||The dramatic increase in the consumption of chicken in the last 50 years leads Matthew Evans to investigate how we have managed to farm so many more chickens so quickly. While the relative cost of chicken has declined, our farming systems are ever more intensive, and Matthew discovers that the price of this increase in chicken consumption is being paid by the chicken itself, with several worrying welfare concerns in large intensive chicken farms. Matthew tries to help a fast-food brand swap out to serving only free-range chicken, as he believes if Australians knew how most of their chickens are farmed they would be happy to pay a little bit more for better welfare chicken.||55:11||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoPigs||When Matthew Evans finally finds a pig farmer who will let him into their intensive farm to see how the majority of our pigs are farmed, he discovers it is a complex business. Most farmers use small cages called farrowing crates, which are just big enough for a sow to lie down while her piglets suckle. They are designed to protect the piglets from being crushed by the sow, which happens more regularly on free-range farms. But is the extreme confinement of the sow worth it for the sake of keeping more piglets alive? Matthew takes a farrowing crate to Federation Square in Melbourne to put the piggy puzzle to the public.||53:16||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDVideoCows||For most of us, steak is the quintessential Aussie meat. But how much do we know of how cattle are farmed in Australia and what it takes to get that steak onto your barbie? Matthew Evans follows one cow all the way through the process to discover in front of a live audience how our favourite cuts are actually a tiny portion of the whole animal. He also reveals how much land is being cleared every day so we can graze cattle, and what the impact of 25 million cattle is on the land, before discovering there is some game-changing research being done to make cattle farming far kinder to the planet.||51:03||$3.49||View in iTunes|