Tag Archives: Consumerism

Horsemeat review: it’s not just rogues

I wasn’t surprised to read in the Guardian that the horesmeat substitution scandal isn’t a one-off limited to a few rogues and that the problem is exacerbated by weak policing, tight margins and stretched councils. The only thing I would have added to the list is customer demand for  cheaper meat. If the government thought […]

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Food price rises equals unrest

Researchers often seem to spend copious amounts of time discovering the bleedingly obvious. Today, it’s been reported that a link has been found between high food prices and social unrest. Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather. I hadn’t realised the connection between famine, high food prices and the French Flour War […]

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Food that never rots?

Another day and another quick fix is put before us. This time, we’re told a substance called bisin may be the solution to food poisoning and the waste mountain. According to the Telegraph, bisin’s ability to kill the bacteria that trigger decomposition in fresh proteins may mean that food processors will be able to create […]

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Cruelty arising from efficiency

When the Telegraph recently ran a story on the abuse of animals at an Essex slaughterhouse, most of commentary in the media focused on the appalling nature of the treatment inflicted on the animals. To my mind, the commentary missed the point—that the abuse is in large part down to the sheer scale of modern […]

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The Telegraph reports that consumers believe pigs have wings.

Consumers do think pigs have wings

People often express surprise when I blog about the attitudes, beliefs and fondly held notions held by many potential customers for our Berkshire pigs and pork. After all, they say, customers can’t be that ignorant or naive, can they? Well, the Daily Telegraph today reports on a survey done for the Meat Trades Journal, to coincide […]

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