Low prices and exorbitant production costs have sent many Australian piggeries to the wall. Those remaining are in survival mode, and most growers say it has never been tougher.
In Australia only about 40 per cent of autistic adults have a job, yet for one Australian pig farm a new program helping them employ people with autism has been a major boon.
A powerful alternative to the negatives of fast food is having a positive impact on the people who choose what they eat.
The demand for free-range pork increases as consumers emphasise taste and animal welfare in decision-making.
Australian pig farmers say they are at crisis point, with some considering abandoning the industry due to an ongoing market crash that's showing no signs of easing.