Tag Archives: Bovine TB

The political print: DEFRA the poisoned challis

THE CABINET reshuffle seems to have inflamed a very public spat between he deposed environment secretary, Owen Paterson, and Greenpeace. Claims and counterclaims, regarding burning effigies and death threats, provided the Guardian and Daily Telegraph with plenty of copy. Paterson’s removal seems to have been the most controversial, but is that because the man himself…
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‘Buy British to boost economy’ says Environment Secretary

‘CONSUMERS SHOULD buy British-grown fruit and vegetables to help boost the economy’. That is the message from the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, who spoke at the Oxford Farming Conference this week.   Paterson went on to highlight the fact that 24% of food imported into the UK could have been produced on British farms, including…
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TB infected meat being sold in the UK

THE DEPARTMENT OF Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been found to be selling beef from cows that have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), netting the Government around £10m a year.   An investigation into the sale of the meat was carried out by The Sunday Times, which found that the raw meat…
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