GMB - Should schools ban meat.

ColinV6

Member
Tbf the meat they feed in most schools is cheap shite and probably foreign cow beef so not a big deal. Cant see muslim schools banning meat etc

Its the principle of it though rather than what or where the meat comes from. Why should the schools have any say on what OUR children eat?

Can you imagine the outrage if someone suggested Schools should ban Gay or Trans children? This is no different imo, it’s still a personal choice being taken away from us.
 

slackjawedyokel

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
Schools should be feeding children quality, balanced meals made from real ingredients rather than serving up processed pap of whatever variety.

I suspect that making a big deal of childrens’ diets at a young age (rather than just normalising ‘good food’) stores up an awful lot of problems and can lead to eating disorders. Obesity for one, but also anorexia and bulimia. I sometimes wonder whether there’s a link between young people (particularly girls) that are drawn to a vegan diet and those that develop serious eating disorders.

Maybe GMB just wants some cheap headlines?
 

ColinV6

Member
Also they can only have taken it off the school lunch menu. They won't be able to ban it in pack lunches.

Probably true but when your child gets 5 hot meals a week for zero cost, most families can’t justify spending money on bread, meat, yoghurts etc for 5 pack lunches a week.
 

DaveGrohl

Member
Location
Cumbria
Schools should be feeding children quality, balanced meals made from real ingredients rather than serving up processed pap of whatever variety.

I suspect that making a big deal of childrens’ diets at a young age (rather than just normalising ‘good food’) stores up an awful lot of problems and can lead to eating disorders. Obesity for one, but also anorexia and bulimia. I sometimes wonder whether there’s a link between young people (particularly girls) that are drawn to a vegan diet and those that develop serious eating disorders.

Maybe GMB just wants some cheap headlines?
I don’t think there’s any doubt about this is there? Forcibly removing meat from the diet of children who are already being fed badly at home is tantamount to child abuse. For schools to be doing this is scandalous. Teachers are supposed to be educating our children not filling their minds full of media-led anti-information. We are storing up serious health problems and seeing the effects of this every day now. This will increase the speed of the breakdown of our children’s health. We are already sitting on a ticking timebomb of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In the US it is estimated now that around 70% of the population could be pre-diabetic or diabetic. The US leads, we follow.
 

Muddyroads

Member
Location
Devon
Schools should be feeding children quality, balanced meals made from real ingredients rather than serving up processed pap of whatever variety.

I suspect that making a big deal of childrens’ diets at a young age (rather than just normalising ‘good food’) stores up an awful lot of problems and can lead to eating disorders. Obesity for one, but also anorexia and bulimia. I sometimes wonder whether there’s a link between young people (particularly girls) that are drawn to a vegan diet and those that develop serious eating disorders.

Maybe GMB just wants some cheap headlines?
Veganism is an eating disorder.
 

ColinV6

Member
I wonder how this would flow in Rural schools, my daughter goes to a primary school with about 70 pupils, a fair amount of which will be from farming families. I can just see the backlash if they tried this.
 
I don’t think there’s any doubt about this is there? Forcibly removing meat from the diet of children who are already being fed badly at home is tantamount to child abuse. For schools to be doing this is scandalous. Teachers are supposed to be educating our children not filling their minds full of media-led anti-information. We are storing up serious health problems and seeing the effects of this every day now. This will increase the speed of the breakdown of our children’s health. We are already sitting on a ticking timebomb of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In the US it is estimated now that around 70% of the population could be pre-diabetic or diabetic. The US leads, we follow.
I loved your comment, but really it is with profound sadness that I have to agree with you. We could also rephrase the headline to "schools encourage children to give up healthy nutritious food in favour of ultra processed industrial fake meat"
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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