Thanks Saputo

Martyn

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Location
South west

Should belong in the W.T.F thread. What are they playing at, kotowing and supporting the fascist woke brigade ?
They may buy it to take it out of the market place, but expect not. Not been running long x first milk plant I believe.
 
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southwest
Buy it to close it down?

I work for a Westcountry based food processor. This morning we had a talk from the "ethical business" working party telling us what an ethical business should do- be part of the community, reduce food wastage, reduce energy use etc. etc.

One of the conclusions was that the Company should promote vegan snacks over meat based as it's "better for the environment"

When I pointed out that the business is based in the heart of farming Country and that's the "community" we should support, and that local farm sourced beef lamb etc. is "better for the environment" than African avocados and imported Asian fruit, it was like I'd sworn in Church!
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton

Should belong in the W.T.F thread. What are they playing at, kotowing and supporting the fascist woke brigade ?
Arla has done similar?
 

Yonlass

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"Our commitment remains to expand our footprint in the dairy alternatives space to meet the changing demands of our customers and consumers. This investment marks an important milestone that will allow us to accelerate our growth in this area globally, putting innovation at the forefront of our priorities"

If you can't beat them join them. If they're losing market share to plant-based alternatives, can you blame them for getting into plant-based alternatives? They're just covering all bases.

The environment and veganism is a bandwagon that's been jumped on again, now that lockdown is over and the supermarket shelves are fully stocked once more. Rather than panic about the lack of bog roll and bacon on the shelves, like lockdown#1, people now have choices again.

I don't like it anymore than anyone on here does, but you've to go with the market. If that's what people want, that's what you've to produce to keep your shareholders happy 😕
 

glow worm

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Location
cornwall
"Our commitment remains to expand our footprint in the dairy alternatives space to meet the changing demands of our customers and consumers. This investment marks an important milestone that will allow us to accelerate our growth in this area globally, putting innovation at the forefront of our priorities"

If you can't beat them join them. If they're losing market share to plant-based alternatives, can you blame them for getting into plant-based alternatives? They're just covering all bases.

The environment and veganism is a bandwagon that's been jumped on again, now that lockdown is over and the supermarket shelves are fully stocked once more. Rather than panic about the lack of bog roll and bacon on the shelves, like lockdown#1, people now have choices again.

I don't like it anymore than anyone on here does, but you've to go with the market. If that's what people want, that's what you've to produce to keep your shareholders happy 😕
Clicked on the wrong button!! I admire Arla for the range of goods they produce and the latest advertising of their virtually fat free milk. The difference to Saputo is that they are trying to find the best use for their producers milk, trying to cater for a wide range of customers whilst still using the core ingredient. How can Saputo say the same with dairy free cheese? In the Devon / Cornwall home of Davidstow / Cathedral city cheese, with all the hoops we have to jump through, it feels like a pretty big insult to me.
 

farmboy

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Location
Dorset
Not everybody that eats plant based alternatives is a vegan nut. My son has a serious medical condition that requires him to follow a very restrictive diet which includes no meat/dairy/fish/eggs etc etc. The rise of plant based foods has given him access to some new foods/alternatives that weren’t previously available. It’s all about choice. He’s still livestock mad BTW.
 

glow worm

Member
Location
cornwall
Fully accept that there can be a multiple range of medical / ethical reasons for not wanting to eat traditional cheese made from cows milk and of course these requirements have to be catered for but lets be honest as to what is in these products when talking about food miles, healthy options etc etc. If you type in ‘Sheese’ or indeed any ‘cheese suitable for vegans’ or 'BBC Best vegan cheese', it will come up with a variety of vegan cheeses. Click on the cheese you are interested in and look at the ingredients. This is what you will find! Good wholesome, locally produced, stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Water, Coconut Oil (21%), Modified Potato Starch, Maize Starch, Gluten Free Oat Fibre, Modified Maize Starch, Thickeners (Carrageenan, Guar Gum), Salt, Natural Flavourings, Yeast Extract, Acidity Regulators (Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate), Colour (Carotenes).

Or if you want traditional cheddar Cheese ……………………

Davidstow Cheddar is a brand of cheese manufactured by Dairy Crest, at Davidstow in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is produced with pasteurized cow's milk supplied by local Cornish farmers and is suitable for vegetarians.
Ingredients

Local Cows' Milk, Bespoke Starter Culture, Vegetarian Rennet, Salt, Time

Just interested really. Apart from allergy etc reasons, what ingredient is in a cheese that is 'suitable for vegetarians' but makes it 'not suitable for vegans? Just the milk? Where are coconuts commercially grown in the UK?
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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