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Cornfield

Red Meat – good or bad? Part 2

Part 2 of BBC2 Horizon documentary – ‘Should I Eat Meat?’ was aired last week and although it was talking about what animals were fed and how they were raised, it was all in relation to ‘carbon footprint’.  The question Michael Mosley was asking was ‘How environmentally friendly are the various options for raising different […]

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Fish

Let’s sum it all up…

I was reading about the recipients of The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes 2012 in the Times last Friday and one of them is the Institute for the Environment at Brunel University for their work showing the widespread occurrence of feminised male fish in the UK waters. They believe that it’s not only the effect of the […]

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Fish

A Fishy Affair…

After writing about farmed fish in Scotland, it’s amazing how many more articles about fish farming around the world started popping up – all around the question of whether farmed fish is environmentally sustainable. The first article I came across was from The Australian newspaper (18 Dec 2010), and once again the scary comment from […]

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Salmon

Born to be Wild

I happened to watch the BBC program ‘Country File’ the other day (28 Nov 10) in which they had a segment on salmon farming in Scotland.  It was all very interesting, but one small comment really caught my attention…  it was just a throw away comment by one of the fisheries representatives which said something […]

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Cow

Feed the man meat…

That was the marketing slogan for the Australian meat industry many years ago & we Aussies of a certain age still remember it… Well there was an article in the Sunday Times recently (Eat Meat and Save the Planet, 19 Sep 2010) in which a prominent eco-warrior, Simon Fairlie, proclaims that by eating meat we […]

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Chicken

Can the corn…

I was flying back to Australia last night and the menu on the flight stated ‘corn fed chicken breast’. I find it amazing that so many restaurants promote ‘corn fed’ chicken and ‘grain fed’ beef as a hugely desirable factor on their menus!  (see my blog page regarding the impact of Grass Fed vs Grain Fed Animal […]

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Fishy

Not so fishy!

A small article caught my eye in the news early this week – “Fish oil IV drip boost to intensive care”.  It mentioned that hospital trials involving adding fish oil to the intravenous nutrition of patients suffering from systemic inflammatory response syndrome recovered much quicker than those still on the regular treatment. That sounds sensible […]

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Anti Cancer

Provenance should take precedence…

I haven’t mentioned this before, but my step-daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.  She has gone through surgery and has almost completed her chemo plan, to be followed by radiation therapy.  At the tender age of 37, with 2 small daughters, it’s been an emotional time. As you might expect, we’ve all been […]

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