In America, meat is big business. The meat and poultry industry is the largest sector of US agriculture, grossing an impressive US $ 155 billion in 2009 and employing a total of some 6.2 million people in companies involved in meat production along with their suppliers, distributors, retailers and other connected industries.
Piotr Malecki set out to look at the diverse components – from cowboys to slaughterers and meat packers -that make America’s meat industry such a colossal economic venture. His journey took him through the US state of Kansas, one of the main localities for beef production.
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Ekon Association in Warsaw is a recycling plant that provides jobs for people with learning difficulties or mental health issues; who would otherwise find it difficult to get work. When you’re often excluded from society work is ‚A pleasure’. Produced, edited and shot by Piotr Malecki. Part of an ongoing series about life in Warsaw.
The best call centre consultants are like doctors – they look beneath the skin of client to determine the best way to sell him a product.
Over 200 thousand Poles work in 1500 call centres in Poland. Call centres get commissions from companies that do not want to have their own hotlines. One employee of call center can sometimes work for several client companies, switching from one to another between the calls. They sell mobile phone services,FCMG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) such as cosmetics, provide hotline, or vindication of debt.
Ireland is famous for its love of horses and the thoroughbreds raised on its verdant hills. During the boom years, when high-tech companies flocked to the “Celtic Tiger” and the construction industry overdosed on cheap loans, pet horses became a popular luxury item. Tens of thousands were purchased for anything from steeplechases, hunts or other equestrian events. For many people a horse was a sign of affluence, akin to an expensive car or a boat.
Story shot in Belarus in two huge farms financed by the state, inspired by the news from the visit of Belorussian president Aleksandr Lukashenko in one of them.
The president is going to make Belarus a giant of potato production, making this vegetable the main export of this cash starved country. Lukashenko, himself a former collective farm director, knows what he’s talking about.