The danger of centralised factory food

Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Just look at the massive number of major retailers and products implicated in this one factory salmonella contamination. Just imagine how much worse a centralised artificial meat production facility, contaminated by something worse, like Botulism, could injure or kill thousands of people in a few days. This example should serve as a stark warning of how centralising food production into a few massive factories and processors could impact on one vital aspect of our food security.

 

Netherfield

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Location
West Yorkshire
I've had Salmonella, it's something I wouldn't wish on anyone, except perhaps Putin.

I lost two stone in one week, and was on a drip for a fortnight. Felt wiped out for months, tired and no strength.

Some might ask how it took three days before it was spotted, but it needs time 'grow' a culture, and there are literally hundreds of different strains.

Mine was proved to have come from Chicken manure and not from something eaten, but the public health people checked the farm where our milk came from and also some checks on some shellfish we'd eaten.
 

Scots_Knight

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Arable Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
A very good point look what happened with Kinder Eggs !!

I would imagine it would also make a great terrorist target as well, even if they only killed a few the disruption to food supplies would also be a major problem.

 

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
Just look at the massive number of major retailers and products implicated in this one factory salmonella contamination. Just imagine how much worse a centralised artificial meat production facility, contaminated by something worse, like Botulism, could injure or kill thousands of people in a few days. This example should serve as a stark warning of how centralising food production into a few massive factories and processors could impact on one vital aspect of our food security.

A bit like the farmer not far from here who got a tyre in the diet feeder, instead of one cow getting a bit they all did unfortunately.
 

bluebell

Member
thats how the uks food has gone? shown on tv , one programme showed the biggest milk processesing plant i think here in the uk in europe? another tv programme was about the giant warburtons bread factory, that one about the bread factory cited that here in the Uk i think it said we waste something like 800 tons of bread a day? they said that part of the reason of that high wastage was that the large bread factories like warburtons here in the uk, bake all the time, unlike say in france were there are much more small bakers who bake in early morning to sell out by day end?
 
You guys worry too much, back in the autumn of 2019 I went on a paleo-culinary tour of the world and ate all sorts, you name it. Bat, pagolin, orang-utan all the same to me. That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger and all that. I'm hoping to find an importer for the same this autumn: you guys can all come to my exotic worldwide BBQ if you want, I know most of you will opt for the more authentic experience and want your monkey meat a bit on the pink side but no worries if not- just whatsapp me I can make sure to leave it on the coals for 2 minutes longer. Farmerroy is also sending me some of those famous roo-burgers he is always waxing about.
 

Johnnyboxer

Member
Location
Yorkshire
Been watching on old series of Rick Stein, touring rural France 🇫🇷 in his Porsche 911, watched 3 episodes this week
A few years old now, since originally filmed
Last night’s programme-he visited a cattle market in Burgundy full of Charolais cattle & tried the steak in a small cafe in the town
How the French celebrate food and drink is a revelation, compared to uk and is where we are going wrong
Most is local and from small producers
The food markets he has visited have superb
Don’t know how we can back to their ideals of supporting all types of rural life
Not a carton of soya milk or tofu meal in sight
 

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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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