Originally posted by Goldcurrent
I ask you this.....when is enough, enough?
When will we hold companies and food inspection agencies accountable for transparency and honesty?
Just last night I read on the BBC that Asda Corned Beef was being recalled because it potentially contains Horse meat which also contains Bute. And I
realized that I have some of it in my kitchen, and that I had it wish salad a few days ago.
Someone reassured me that it would only be minute traces, but that's not good enough. The most worrying thing for me is that these pedallers of trash
have no clue about the heritage of their meat products, and hold little responsibility for what is in their food.
I should get what I pay for. If I buy Beef, I demand that it's f'ing Beef! But the idea that these retailers have no idea what is actually in their
own food is what makes me sick, and what has now made me decide to boycott all processed meat products entirely, and boycott Asda too.
The other thing that scares me is that they have only been testing these products for Horse DNA, yet they admit that there is a criminal gang behind
this. So tell me, if a criminal gang in some foreign country is doing this, are supposed to believe that expensive Horse meat is the only thing going
into these products?
Put yourself in the shoes of the head of that criminal gang for a moment... would it make more sense to try to source Horses for your con, or would
you make millions more by farming dogs, cats, or rats, in a warehouse somewhere?
That is why I believe the authorities have CHOSEN to only test for Horse DNA. They know that there is a bigger scandal here and they are terrified to
Also, I watched a historical program a couple of days ago about the dangers in the Victorian home, and how people were surrounding themselves with
poisonous substances and dangerous new gadgets without knowing about it. There were no real regulations in place.
One of those things was green dye in fabrics and wallpapers, containing deadly levels of arsenic. Hundreds of thousands of people were becoming ill,
and dying, inexplicably because of it. But, even when it was discovered, there was an active campaign by the companies responsible to cover it up,
refuse responsibility, and governments pretty much agreed.
One of the most interesting things about this is that no real legislation came in to stop it, at least not in the UK. It was public perception that
led to change, and the government did absolutely nothing. Technically, it is still not a criminal act to add arsenic to household products in this
way, because nothing ever changed.
Incidentally, while checking for facts on this, I found another link that shows the state we are still in with regard to poisons in the home...
wallpaper contain hazardous chemicals
We like to think that our governments and regulators are working hard to protect us from unscrupulous capitalists, but in reality they couldn't give
a rats behind.