At BigBarn we fully support the Flexitarian way of thinking. We would all be better off eating good quality, local, accountable, meat, occasionally, than factory farmed, or foreign, processed, meat every day.
Since the end of the war and rationing food has consistently become plentiful and cheaper as a percentage of average income. As a result the British public has grown used to a ‘full English’ for breakfast, meat sandwich for lunch and meat and three veg for supper.
The rest of the world is following this trend and by 2050, the world’s livestock will consume enough grain to feed four billion people. This is of course madness. Surely world governments should realise we need to feed the people, not the factory farmed animals.
In the UK our animal welfare standards and regulations are close to the best in the world, yet large quantities of horse meat found its way on to supermarket shelves and nearly 70% of supermarket chicken has been found to have traces of campylobacter. Perhaps the next big food scare!
So we all need to change. For our health and conscience. We should find out where our meat comes from and how it has been produced. Be kinder to animals, ensure our meat is what it is supposed to be, and not make us ill. Grass fed, dry aged beef, free range, rare breed, pork or poultry, rare breed lamb and mutton.
Luckily your local farmer or butcher will be able to help you, and be delighted to answer your questions in the hope of winning you as a regular customer. The more you buy the more farmers are encouraged to produce great food.
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