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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 08 4:27 pm    Post subject: Foreign Beef being Sold as British  Reply with quote    

Happytechie just sent a link to this to me and many of our friends, telling them it was yet another reason to buy HandMadeMeat

TIs true though!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7377416.stm

Sorry if it's already been posted, I had a little look but couldn't spot it.

gil
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 08 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yet another reason to cook at home, with meat bought from a producer you trust (such as handmademeat.co.uk ), or give the restaurant or whatever a thorough questioning as to where their meat comes from.

The general catering industry has always bought c**p food at low prices, in order to maintain profit margins.

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 08 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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Farmers said the findings proved consumer legislation covering pubs and restaurants needed to be tightened up.

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Jilly Greed, who represents the National Beef Association in south-west England, said: "It's a great big con.

"It's pure exploitation of consumer demand for real local food - and until there's a properly audited trail through the hospitality industry, the situation is only going to get worse."


I wouldn't say it's just pubs and restaurants but in my experience I think there's a need for tightening up what people can call local.

Just with most other forms of shopping consumers need to think things through a bit. One of the reasons we stopped going to our local farmers market was because so many of the produces were shipping in stuff from too far away, 100 miles or more.

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