“Because poultry welfare standards are significantly worse in America than in the EU (bird cages are 28% smaller, for example) chicken carcasses are washed with chlorine dioxide.”
“Every single Scottish Conservative MP voted for you to eat ractopamine pork”
“Ractopamine is an asthma drug which, when fed to pigs, causes growth spurts. Canada, EU, China & Russia have banned it for human consumption, as it’s too dangerous.”
“In 1876, the first ploughing match was held in Stronsay, this being only contested by competitors of the farms of Holland and Housebay”
The impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s transport services and the rural economy is to be investigated by MSPs.
Are Our Food Standards and Farming Industry Under Threat of a ‘Stack it high, Sell it low’ Mindset ?
“We must maintain our integrity throughout everything that we do—environmental standards, animal health and welfare and so on.” Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy for NFU Scotland
“The first priority of any leader is the safety and security of the people he/she serves, and that every decision, large or small, is informed by that principle.”
“Ploughing with a horse and ox with an old Orkney plough.”
Orkney is a unique farming area with the highest density of beef cows in Europe; 30,000 on 93,000 hectares.
“In 2002, we’d booked a two week holiday in Orkney, staying at an old langhouse in the Parish of Harray. We’d seen it in a brochure, and it looked lovely, which it is.”