Meat: a threat to our planet.

Ted M

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They are on local radio ...BBC Hereford and Worcester..... they giving farming a right slating on the back of last nights programme .
Radio Shropshire had a feature on it this morning.
I wasted no time in firing off an email to the show highlighting the 5% of the problem 95% of the blame culture.
I was quite surprised when a mate texted me saying he'd heard what I wrote and was it me?
 

Hfd Cattle

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Hereford
Radio Shropshire had a feature on it this morning.
I wasted no time in firing off an email to the show highlighting the 5% of the problem 95% of the blame culture.
I was quite surprised when a mate texted me saying he'd heard what I wrote and was it me?
I'm normally contacted by H & W radio when anything Agriculture comes up and am a regular contributor but today I had no knowledge of what they were going to do or say and it was very biased against farming . When I rang in to complain I was told they were following guideline directives from higher up !!
 

Lowland1

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Mixed Farmer
Today on the BBC we have had a good item on Farming on breakfast TV. On the 6 o clock news a good item on a Sheep Farm in Wales and on look North a rebuttal on the dangers of meat eating. I actually think that the BBC is fairly neutral on Farming especially on the current affairs programmes.
 

Treg

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cornwall
From that:
The National Farmers' Union also weighed in. Fran Barnes, the head of communications at the NFU, said: “Meat A Threat To Our Planet is showing farming about as far removed from British beef production as it is possible to be.

The NFU have a head of communications ? Every day a school day.
Rather than slagging off the BBC after the event, their time and effort would be far, far better spent doing what a communications department should do:
Building relationships with journalists, sowing seeds for story ideas, putting farmers forward who can string a sentence together, etc.
You know, like the environmental organisations so despised by the NFU do. On a tiny fraction of the NFU's budget.
So long as the NFU see every one - the BBC, the environmental movement - as the enemy, they will achieve sod all on behalf of the industry.

And while I am at it: moaning about the effect of the programme on farmers mental health - people who are only seen by the public as having the mental stress of deciding what to spend the subsidy money on - is a complete and utter waste of time, however real the problem may be.
We - the industry - should deal with such issues in house (which we do very well) not air it in public. It achieves nothing.
I thought it was a better response by the NFU.
Spotlight did a good piece on a Devon farm & are doing clips for the rest of the week.
Am now very worried about my mental health as I've praised the NFU, BBC & .....Devon in the same posto_O
 

Swarfmonkey

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Location
Hampshire
my guess is if you follow the money far enough oil and gas

I'm not so sure about Oil and Gas being behind it, though they certainly won't be unhappy that ag is taking a lot of flak at the moment. A lot of the money appears to be coming from venture capital and the large food MNC's. Both would make a killing out of "fake meat". The IP rights to the various production processes alone would be worth an absolute fortune.
 
I'm not so sure about Oil and Gas being behind it, though they certainly won't be unhappy that ag is taking a lot of flak at the moment. A lot of the money appears to be coming from venture capital and the large food MNC's. Both would make a killing out of "fake meat". The IP rights to the various production processes alone would be worth an absolute fortune.
Yes, I suspect there are big corporate interests behind a lot of this, those that stand to make a lot of money out of highly-processed vegan food or fake meat. The vegan lobby are useful idiots for them and sadly most of the media is urban-based and only too ready to to take that narrative forward.

But as @egbert and others on here have pointed out, increasing global population is the real issue. There's simply too many of us.
 
Radio Shropshire had a feature on it this morning.
I wasted no time in firing off an email to the show highlighting the 5% of the problem 95% of the blame culture.
I was quite surprised when a mate texted me saying he'd heard what I wrote and was it me?
Our local BBC evening news read out a good few emails from Lincolnshire and Yorkshire farmers complaining about the programme.
 

Ted M

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Our local BBC evening news read out a good few emails from Lincolnshire and Yorkshire farmers complaining about the programme.

One of the presenters of the breakfast show on radio Shropshire is a Yorkshireman.
His typically no nonsense answer when his female co presenter was fawning over last nights crap was....
"we're told this is bad and that's bad and next week we'll be told its perfectly fine. Everything in moderation"

Couldn't agree more.
 

Raider112

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What get
I'm not so sure about Oil and Gas being behind it, though they certainly won't be unhappy that ag is taking a lot of flak at the moment. A lot of the money appears to be coming from venture capital and the large food MNC's. Both would make a killing out of "fake meat". The IP rights to the various production processes alone would be worth an absolute fortune.
Take a look at the funders behind EAT Lancet, the very companies that are poisoning the planet have the media, vegans and environmentalists doing their advertising for them.
 

Shep

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It may well be that it is the people making the program that are biased, rather than the BBC itself. BBC Northern Ireland seems to be much more balanced about agriculture.
There may be some impressive back handers going to certain producers.
 

egbert

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It may well be that it is the people making the program that are biased, rather than the BBC itself. BBC Northern Ireland seems to be much more balanced about agriculture.
There may be some impressive back handers going to certain producers.
I don't think so. They make shows which may or may not get picked up.
This one did, and someone somewhere was pushing it hard before it ever got to the screen.
 

JP1

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Livestock Farmer
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yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
From the top of the first page of the Twitter account that they buried the unused footage of the regenerative grass fed beef in......

BBCVerified account
@BBC

Our mission is to enrich your life and to inform, educate and entertain you, wherever you are.

.....hardly very informative or educational when they hide half the story, especially as they'd spent even more of our licence money to film it in the first place :banghead:
 

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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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