Meat Industry

Fox-Hunting Ban: What Makes Foxes So Special?

George P. Simmonds | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
George P. Simmonds

Earlier this month the Prime Minister saw his plans to relax the ban on fox-hunting scatter to the four winds as if themselves hounded by a pack of fr...

Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says PM

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised that halal slaughter will be "safe in Britain" for as long as he remains in power, decrying the "intolerance" towards Musli...

Rethinking the Way We Eat: Why Lab Meat Is Not the Solution

Lara Demirci | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lara Demirci

When the world's first lab grown burger, created by scientists led by Dutch professor Mark Post, was eaten at a news conference in London on 3 August, the reactions worldwide could not have been more different.

Test-Tube Meat: Yay or Nay?

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

The recent laboratory development of an in-vitro beef burger created from stem cells is causing quite a buzz amongst consumers. Most people's first reaction is one of disgust and trepidation. And then the many questions: how can I eat meat that was grown in a lab made possible only by human engineering?

Horse Burger or Halal?

Julian Bond | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

So how could anything be labelled as 'halal', or the more pointed 'slaughtered without stunning', if we didn't know what was in it? We are right to be concerned: what else might be in our food if we can't trace (or criminals are circumventing) the supply chain? Once you ask that question, you won't look at the meat on your plate in the same way ever again.

'Worrying Time' As Dutch Food Company Sells UK Businesses

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

A Dutch food group is to sell its UK businesses which employ 13,000 people at 38 sites across the country. Vion NV said the sale was to allow it "t...

I'm a Vegetarian, Please Don't Hate Me

Luke McGee | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK
Luke McGee

I'm willing to bet that the words "Vegetarian Awareness Month" will have prompted a reaction of laughter, annoyance or total indifference from most of you. Or they simply made you want to stop reading this rubbish altogether.