Monthly Archives: September 2013

Is British veal still a four-letter word?

There’s nothing more guaranteed to melt the hardest heart than the sight of a young calf skipping happily along beside his mother… until it is presented on our plates, that is. Today, despite huge welfare changes, many of us still … Continue reading

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Vision, determination and one man’s quest for ‘it!’

We’re all so self-absorbed these days. I hold my hand up and admit it freely. We get wrapped up in work and family affairs and rarely spare more than a passing thought for things going on in the world around … Continue reading

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Has our pub culture gone forever?

The great British pub – our ‘local’. Once the hub of the community, British pubs are closing in droves. Village pubs have met the same fate as village shops and post offices. Are the days of this great British institution … Continue reading

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Don’t act the goat: eat it

Not long ago I watched a re-run of a TV programme based in the 60s. It made me laugh. It wasn’t a comedy. But the characters’ horror at a local restaurant found (by the environmental health police) to have goat … Continue reading

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What happened to waste not, want not?

I hate waste.  I worry about the world’s lack of resources. I’m scandalised by the amount of food that goes into landfill each year. I’m sickened to hear of people going hungry.   In WW2, it was a criminal offence to … Continue reading

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