The team of the Meat-up Ffire Project held a two days meeting in Denmark at the University of Copenaghen.
Seminar presented the project and the preliminary output of the analysis of the pork value chain in Europe, with a special focus on the pork value chain in Denmark. The trade unions in Denmark has been able to secure fairly good working conditions and wages for employees across the pork value chain, but the price has been a significant loss of jobs in Danish slaughterhouses.
Today a large percentage of Danish pigs are slaughtered in German slaughterhouses, where a significant share of the workers are working under poor conditions with low wages. As for breeding there has been a development towards still larger farms, primarily producing piglets for
export to other European countries.