by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
Horse is cheaper than beef and thus the use of horse over beef and claiming it to be beef. Also nice profit margin. Time we went and made our own food again from scratch. That way we know what's in there.
We are talking criminal conspiracy and activity here but, it would appear, the police, such as the Metropolitan one, has no interest in pursuing this. Begs the question as to why not?
Government representatives keep telling the media that the Food Standards Authority in the UK (FSA) has called in the Metropolitan Police but they tell us that they have not been asked to investigate anything relating to this. So, who is fibbing?
There is only one way that we will ever get back to knowing what we eat and that is if and when we go and make our meals again from scratch buying the ingredients ourselves from greengrocers, butchers and ideally farmers directly on farmers' markets.
We cannot rely on labeling, it would appear, for it means nothing when it says that the product contains that amount of this and that when the fact is that the “beef” listed may, in fact, not be beef at all but horse, or kangaroo for that matter.
While horse may, indeed, be eaten in France and even in Germany in some places, a product that contains that should be labeled as such for there are some people who consider eating horse as cultural not acceptable. But who cares about the Gypsy to whom consuming horse would be an anathema.
When Halal or Kosher rules are being breached, as in the case of pies with pork ingredients that were destined for the Muslim (and Jewish) inmates in prisons, then the stops are pulled but when horse meat is detected we are told that there are no health risks associated with eating it.
There is only one answer and that is to go back to good old-fashioned ways of cooking from scratch and purchasing the ingredients the old-fashioned way. It would also send a message to the processors. Voting with our feet, so to speak, would sure get the message across.