Horse Meat

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A new supply probe being investigated by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) could be "much more serious" than the horse meat
By mistaking cheapness for value, we have still not learned the lessons of the horse meat scandal and are complicit in creating a system that will allow it to be repeated.
The Grand National is - by design, no less - an accident waiting to happen. Forty horses compete for space on the 4.5mile course fraught with obstacles, jumps and dangerous terrain. Last year, only 17 horses - fewer than half - managed to reach the finishing post. And while the race organisers were quick to highlight an unusual absence of fatalities, they failed to mention that two horses were killed in the run-up to the event earlier that week. More than three dozen horses who might otherwise have been grazing and running in the fields have been killed at Aintree in the last 50 years.
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Just when you thought that street food pop-ups, build-your-own-tasting-menus and fish cooked with nothing but lime and love was enough, that crazy culinary world has thrown another trend into the pot. The brainy dinner.
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George Bernard Shaw once said, "Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time." One year on from the horsemeat scandal and the food industry is in danger of doing exactly that.
A year ago, Britain was in the throes of a horsemeat crisis, as food investigators found the stuff in much beloved supermarket
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If Princess Anne wanted to ignite a debate on the desirability of eating horsemeat, she has succeeded. It is a shame that the media discussion following her comments is largely based on unsubstantiated premises and not on fact.
The Princess Royal's argument, which she put forward in a speech to the charity World Horse Welfare, is that people would look after their horses more carefully if they were planning to turn them into steaks and burgers later on. However, in our experience, any animal used for food is much more likely to be treated with disrespect than with respect. Given the regular exposés of mistreated pigs and chickens raised for food, it's absurd to think people would take better care of horses if there were a market for their meat.
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View image The European Parliament will this week have to decide whether plans by the European Commission to simplify meat
It was an unbridled disaster that caused a right mare for Tesco, but now the horse meat scandal is set to be immortalised
The Almost Ready-made Meal (ARM). What is this thing you speak of? It is a cheat. Neither ready-made, nor home cooked, it is a product dreamt up by rich corporations to get overworked, time-poor parents buying expensive, highly salted food thinking they are cooking a meal.
The non-lazy and inconvenient answer for the public sector is to learn from the private-sector that approval of just two people matters - customers and shareholders. For that to happen sustainably clear targets to make customers satisfied so that either they come back again or recommend to others is crucial.
You'd think the government would be looking for every opportunity to reassure consumers, by helping us to get as much information as possible about what we're buying. You'd think wrong, I'm afraid.