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SEPARATING THE MILK FROM RURAL EMPLOYMENT

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 15th September 2017 Last week saw the opening of a new milk dryer; it would provide economies of scale and strengthen the capacity of the co-operative to supply ingredients. What caught … Continue reading

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FROM THE CONSUMER’S FORK TO THE FARM-GATE PRICE

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 8th September 2017 If the consumer pays a premium price for the final product who gains? Where in the supply-chain is the value added? Is it attributable to using higher-quality raw … Continue reading

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TIME TO STOP THINKING THAT LAMB IS LAMB

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 6th September 2017 The third Love Lamb Week [#lovelamb] is happening across in the UK and some Irish farmers are joining in as, although, they are separated by the Irish Sea, … Continue reading

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JUST WHY IS IRELAND IN THE LIVE EXPORT TRADE?

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 4th September 2017 Just why do the words live export raise the hackles of those concerned with animal welfare? After all, to export is only to cross a national boundary so … Continue reading

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The wheat and chaff of synthetic food

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It has become fashionable for agri-food commentators to talk of disruptive change. In particular, in recent months there has been much talk about industry disruption that will supposedly occur from synthetic food, with…

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SHOULD IRISH FARMING GO GMO-FREE?

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 30th August 2017 The idea of a GM-free Ireland is rising the agenda. To date, the debate has been about using GM technology on farm but, increasingly, it is being driven … Continue reading

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INEXPLICABLE MILK PRICES THAT DEFY LOGIC

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 11th August 2017 In a press release this week the ICMSA expressed their disappointment that the Irish milk prices is only 14th in the EU milk price league. They said that … Continue reading

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WE NEED THE REAL FOODS THAT PEOPLE WANT TO FAKE

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 9th August 2017 So, Lidl provided That’s Farming with a positive response to recent queries about the origins of some pork found upon its shelves. To quote; “We have investigated your … Continue reading

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THERE ARE MORE THAN 550 DEAD-ZONES ACROSS THE WORLD TODAY

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 7th August 2017 And “the great majority due to agricultural and industrial pollution. Meat consumption is growing fast, encouraged by low prices that do not reflect the true costs… if the … Continue reading

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ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER FOOD SCANDAL

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 4th August 2017 So, this week it is Dutch and Belgian eggs, allegedly contaminated by farmers using veterinary products created by mixing one insecticide with an illegal other. From the Guardian’s … Continue reading

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