10 Jan 2015: Thrifty or lavish, we all are now guests at the discounted, buy-one-get-one-free, year-round cheap food feast, eating more than we need and paying less for it – as a proportion of our incomes – than our grandparents did, or their parents before them. This, it turns out, is not entirely a good … Continue reading Food is too cheap
25 Feb 2014. Comment piece published in the Daily Mail (original here): A high Street butcher in Suffolk has been forced to take down its window display, as shoppers are said to be offended by the sight of bits of dead animals. Hanging pigs’ heads, limp rabbits and dead pheasants were upsetting the children. The story is ludicrous. … Continue reading For the good of animals and humans, butchers' windows should look like this
I've been talking about my forthcoming book on the future of meat eating with Sheila Dillon and Mark Bittman on BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme - you can listen to the show here. And here's a link to pre-order the book - short, shocking and downloadable - from Guardian Books. Out at the end of August.
Updated version of story published in the Times 28 March 2013 I can't imagine Easter without a slow-roast leg of lamb. As crucial as a Cadbury's Creme Egg. The tradition comes from the Old Testament, but this year there is a more contemporary reason to buy lamb: British sheep farmers need our support. After a season … Continue reading 3 good reasons to buy British lamb – so why ship it from New Zealand?
25th February, 2010 The headline read “Why I lost my appetite for meat”, the article was by a favourite novelist, but my wife wouldn’t pick up the magazine. “If I read it, I know I’ll have to become a vegetarian again and I just can’t bear to,” she said. I was braver — nothing this … Continue reading All this cheap meat will cost us the Earth