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Birgitte is forced to recognise that ethics and economics can be difficult things to deal with when, in an attempt to position her new party on the Danish political scene, she begins to discuss the quality and animal ethics of Danish pig production. During a visit to a restaurant with her English friend Jeremy Welsh, he falls ill after eating a piece of pork. Jeremy is allergic to penicillin, and has accidentally eaten meat from a pig which was slaughtered too soon after penicillin treatment. The New Democrats choose to use Jeremy's unfortunate experience to question Hesselboe’s new bill for a relaxation of the rules applying to Danish pig farmers. That evening Birgitte is a guest on TV1's evening show, where she argues for protecting citizens, not the industry, and for quality rather than quantity.