BISHOPS are urging people
to buy British produce in the wake of the public outcry about the
discovery of horsemeat in products labelled as beef.
On Tuesday, the Bishop of
Hereford, the Rt Revd Anthony Priddis, who is backing the Buy
British campaign by the National Farmers' Union, said: "British
farmers produce great British food. Everyone knows where it comes
from, thanks to logos such as the farm assurance red tractor."
The recently uncovered
"breach of trust by suppliers" warranted a "serious consideration
of the ethics behind the drive to produce ever cheaper food. I hope
that all involved in the food-supply chain will take a long hard
look at their actions, procurement processes, and
Last Friday, the Bishop
of Swansea & Brecon, the Rt Revd John Davies, said that Welsh
farmers "enjoy high levels of confidence and support" from their
communities, and that people could support them by seeking out
retailers with "local knowledge and traceability".
The food industry and the
Government are currently conducting nationwide testing to establish
the point of contamination in meat products. The results are due to
be reported to the Food Standards Agency today.
Question of the Week: Would you
knowingly eat horsemeat?