Friday, 15 February 2013

Where's the beef ?

Where's the beef, as Ronald Reagan used to ask. The answer, possibly not in your processed food.

If some good things come out of this whole horse meat in food 'scandal' it could be

1. An acknowlegdement that horse meat was probably better than some of the mashed up mechanically removed slurry that it replaced.

2. More people buying meat from butchers - and hopefully buying free-range

3. More people cutting down on the amount of meat they eat

4. Another blow for the people who say - "leave it all to market forces, let the buyer beware".  The reality is that most people don't want to, shouldn't have to and prorbably can't tell whether their fod is being adultorated. There is a role for state regulation.

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