Meat Lobby : Big Business Against Health


Director: Sandrine Rigaud, Guillaume Coudray
FRANCE, 2016, 52’


In 2015, the WHO listed one of the additives in processed meats as carcinogenic. This additive was nearly banned in America in the 1970s – until lobbying from the meat industry discredited the scientists. We reveal how lobbyists have been working in the shadows for decades to influence meat regulations.
Collaborating scientists often receive generous compensation for studies promoting meat consumption, whilst those who find health risks are ‘shot down’. Sandrine Rigaud conducts a year-long investigation on the tactics of the meat industry.