My take on the Horse Play

This is probably the first serious, serious post that I have ever done so brace yourselves. Obviously at present the news is alive with stories of the horse meat contamination. My stance probably isn’t that different from most others: namely that it is obviously an awful occurrence to have happened. Customers should never be lied to like that and the next problem is the possibility of the horses having been drugged up before being killed, with drugs that may be harmful to humans. This is obviously wrong and I think that it will be in history the biggest scandal in the food industry for years.
However, I think there are two things to say that maybe haven’t been said yet;
Firstly, I think this shows up a culture in the meat processing industry where any way of getting a cheaper price to sell a product was “worth it”. I think this is something which will be very hard to cure.
Secondly, I think that people who have blindly laughed and said “if you were stupid enough to buy a frozen burger you deserve to eat horse” need to realise that many people didn’t have a choice in that route and that sometimes time and money dictate decisions. In fact, news that the government is trying to introduce a tax on sugary drinks is completely insignificant compared to the problem that many people don’t have money or time to cook from scratch and hence have to buy cheap food. If the coalition want to make the country healthier that is what they should focus on.
Hope that makes sense; coming up in the next few days are: Monmouth Coffee Company review, Spinach cooking, bacon and pancakes and much more!

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