7 February 2000
Éclair woman sets up food website

By FWi staff

AN ENVIRONMENTAL writer who squashed a cream cake into the face of farm minister Nick Brown has set up her own website – called chocolate-eclair.com.

Birgit Cunningham said she set about Mr Brown with an éclair, during the National Farmers Union annual general meeting last week, because the minister appeared to be offering nothing to farmers.

Ms Cunningham, a sometime writer for The Ecologist magazine, later admitted she wasnt all that keen on the countryside.

She hopes the site will be a resource site for “farmers, consumers and decisionmakers which will enable the issues surrounding food and its production to be discussed, debated and researched”.

chocolate-eclair.com was still under construction on Monday (07 February), although visitors were invited to e-mail Ms Cunningham.