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Postby Franco » Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:18 pm

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Postby Spuddy » Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:20 am

Yeuck!!
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Postby The Riddlers » Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:57 pm

I thought the bit about they dont use the heads because the enamal of the teeth may damage the machines just says it all about thier priorities. I thought C.J.D would have taught people a lesson by now but as per usual too many people will lose out financially.

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Postby The Riddlers » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:06 pm

This is why I breed my own and butcher them myself the only thing I cant do is finish them and this is only down to red taped beurocratical nonsense which in the same breath as not allowing me to take a shotgun to one of my own pigs as it happily tucks into nuts, allows adult pigs to be transported for over 24 hrs stressed to hell and treated however at the abbatoir! by the fat cat commercial producers. Shall go and take a chill pill now.


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Postby Spuddy » Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:53 pm

Is that not even for your own use?
I mean if you're not selling the end product then what's stopping you?
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Postby The Riddlers » Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:14 pm

I did go off on one there did'nt I. Anyway red-tape applies to shotgun licenses and all the parafanalia that goes with it, whilst also covering the much debated term of 'the owner' only being allowed to consume the meat not the wife, husband, or kids but the arguement can be made that they to are the owners so is the man down the street and the woman in the next county and round and round we go again on the beauricratical merry go round ( I will have to learn how to spell that one day ) but at the end of the day its right what you say and if you want to take the risk then who is going to find out




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Fancy a trip to HUNGARY ?

Postby Fatman » Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:07 pm

Checkout www.foodapest.hu

Hungary are the biggest user's of pork in Europe.

Anybody interested in forming a small group to visit this seemingly interesting country?
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Postby Twoscoops » Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:27 pm

I think we have fairs like this in Britain, which are aimed at the processing and manufacturing industries more than the consumer. I'm sure you would find it interesting if that is what you went for, but wouldn't you rather go to the Slow Food Expo in Turin in October?!!
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Postby Fatman » Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:08 pm

I've no idea !

So come on enlighten us, you never know, you may find yourself organising a trip.
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Postby Twoscoops » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:17 am

The Slow Food movement are having thier bi-annual expo in Turin from 21st-25th October. Here is the website:


www.slowfood.com

Flying in on friday and out on Monday from London Stansted would cost �48 return, including taxes, fees & charges.

www.ryanair.com

If you are interested in visiting international food fairs, festivals or any cultural event this is a good website:

http://www.whatsontheplanet.com/wow/ptn ... t_id=26997
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Postby Spuddy » Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:35 pm

There's a programme tonight on BBC1 at 7pm.
"Should I worry about..." This week the subject is Sausages.
I've seen a preview where they're talking about some sausages being cheaper to buy than Dog Food!! :shock:

I think anyone who still buys ready made sausages should watch this.

Those of us that only eat sausages they've made themselves will be doubly reassured that we've made the right decision.
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Postby Spuddy » Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:12 pm

Having now seen the whole programme I must admit I'm dissappointed.
I was expecting an expos� of the sort of crap that goes into commercially produced sausages and all we got was a healthy eating lecture about fat and salt content.
I think Hammy lost the plot somewhere!
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Sausage Scandals

Postby Parson Snows » Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:31 pm

On the same theme there are two that you should look at. The first one changed American sausage/meat processing and lawmaking forever.

1) The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. This is available in its entirety on numerous web sites

2) "The Awful Truth about your Christmas Sausage" The Daily Mail 12/20/2003. Was available online or through Highbeam Research

It will certainly change your outlook on sausages

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Postby Spuddy » Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:34 pm

I think our outlook on commercially produced sausages has already been changed. That's why we make our own.
These articles and broadcasts just increase our "smugness" level by reassuring us that we are doing the right thing :wink:
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Upton Sinclair The Jungle

Postby Parson Snows » Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:36 am

Spuddy (and the rest of the forum)

I would recommend that you read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair if you get the time. I don't have my copy in front of me at the moment, but I believe that it was written in the 1930's. It's 30 some chapters long and will give you a totally different outlook to the immigrant situation in the US at the time, plus obviously the meat industry. It is actually an interesting read.

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