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Let them eat horse meat

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Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 24 Feb 2013 00:22

I am sure there must be some foods or liquids that you won't eat Errol. I would never dream of eating Horse meat, no matter who said it was ok to. Beef is Beef and Horse is Horse If it is ok to eat it why sell it as beef?

I also think it is a waste of food so maybe it should be relabelled as containing horse meat and sold to those who don't mind eating it.....but then again there is the bute problem. Maybe the heads of the countries who think it ok should have it on their menus.

What if the less well off don't want it anymore than the well off? .....sheesh.....that is soooooooo......what is the word?

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 00:21

What is a contaminant?

I see absolutely nothing wrong with making mislabelled food that would otherwise be thrown away, available to the less well off in society.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 24 Feb 2013 00:16

Errol, The traceability of the product cannot be assured using tests in the way as had been done, Because the product is not traceable then you would need to test every individual packet which is not practical or cost affective

Roy

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 24 Feb 2013 00:15

I have eaten it in Austria and Germany. It's a contaminant,in this case, untraceable, possibly Romanian horses that were sickly with gawd knows what, not passed by a vet at the abattoir. If you want that Errol go for it. I wouldn't touch it with a 30 foot pole.



The opposition has dismissed the idea as "absurd" and an insult to poor people, our correspondent adds, but Prelate Bernhard Felmberg, the senior representative of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), has backed the proposal.

"We as a Church find the throw-away mentality in our society concerning. How and whether to distribute the products in question would have to be examined," the priest said.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 00:09

but it is and should be in the food chain - we are just about the only country in the world that does not regularly consume horsemeat.
Sinple tests, as already carried out, will reveal if it is contaminated with drugs

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 24 Feb 2013 00:08

For me it's not about what animal it came from but the traceability of the product,

I will and have eaten Horse meat and other meat from animals that are not normally on peoples menu

Roy

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 24 Feb 2013 00:02

Mainly because, as it shouldn't have been in the food chain, do we really know where it came from, and how contaminated with drugs it was?

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 23 Feb 2013 23:59

I think it was a government minister rather than the evangelical church.
I don't have a problem with it - why throw decent food away? It is good healthy food so why not make it available to those that may not normally afford decent food.

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 23 Feb 2013 23:56

Well it's one clamour for "orf with their heads" and the other

"off with their benefits"

Personally I think it should be the only meat offered in Brussels and at the UN. Give the poor sirloin steak, they'll apreciate it much more than the rich :-P

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 23 Feb 2013 23:50

Nice to see Cameron's not the only politician who regards 'The Poor' as so different to himself, they may as well be aliens. :-D

I found this rather ironic:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283248/Bute-Drug-tainted-horse-meat-entered-food-chain-claims-France-revealed-contaminated-produce-served-Queen-Royal-Ascot.html

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 23 Feb 2013 23:43

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21559451

Good old Germans and the German Evangelical church has solved the disposal of contaminated meat problem and hunger in one fell swoop :-D