2nd March 2010 The Guardian Online Is the plan to open an industrial feed-lot in Lincolnshire another unavoidable nail in the coffin of the British dairy industry? The move by a group of English farmers to open the UK's first American-style industrial dairy feed-lot - where 8,100 cows will be fed on maize and Lucerne, … Continue reading Word of Mouth: Britain's first milk factory
24th February 2010, The Guardian Online Even committed carnivores can't dodge the facts: we're going to have to cut down on the red stuff. A bit. "If one cares about the environment, one must care about eating animals ... Someone who regularly eats factory-farmed products cannot call himself an environmentalist without divorcing that word from … Continue reading Word of Mouth: Will turning vegetarian save the planet?
12th February 2010, Guardian Online Should children be taught about where meat comes from, or is it better that they come to realise the realities of rearing and slaughter later in life? Utterly mad and particularly British is this week's story of a Kent head teacher forced from her job because she slaughtered the school … Continue reading Word of Mouth: The parable of the slaughtered lamb
14th January 2010, Guardian Website A rebuff for Heinz over an outrageous baby formula TV ad is bad news for food corps and their ever-more-sophisticated tweaks of parental guilt. But Heinz needs a proper spanking. Heinz has received an embarrassing ticking-off from the Advertising Standards Authority for the nauseating TV advert for its baby milk, … Continue reading Word of Mouth: Baby steps towards better regulation