Link to the video
Photos, credit “Essere Animali”
Overview of the Grana Padano industry
Grana Padano is the most widely consumed PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) cheese in the world. The Grana Padano Protection Consortium is the body responsible for the functions of protection, promotion, enhancement, consumer information and general care of the interests relating to Grana Padano in its character as a PDO product.
129 producers, 153 seasoners and 160 packers and graters are geographically distributed in the regions of Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Trentino-Alto Adige and Piedmont.
According to the Consortium’s figures, 5,255,451 units were produced in 2020, with 41% of branded cheese exported and 59% consequently consumed in Italy. Europe, with 1,774,007 units, accounts for almost 84% of the exports of Grana Padano PDO, with Germany as the main destination (567,028 units), followed by France (242,586 units), the Benelux countries – Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg – (166,734 units) and Spain (115,521 units). The US is the main international market (152,667 units), followed by the UK (146,206 units) and Switzerland (124,116 units).
‘Dont hassle us’ (Serbian State Veterinary Service) after farm conditions exposed – ? a statement or a threat ??
And with this above and below, people wonder why you get pissed off !
Gutless political systems and the clowns that work in them.
From Mark – Years ago, we exposed conditions very similar to this in Serbia (Europe).
As you can see from the pictures below, animals were suffering in terrible conditions on the farm.
I will attempt here to give a few links to our expose on the site ‘Serbian Animals Voice’.
I worked with specialist Phil Brooke at CIWF London on this. Phil kindly gave a statement on what he was shown – the non compliance with EU regulations; which I repeat here – by the way, ITALY IS an EU member state and should comply with the regulations also:
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