23 March 2000
Political bull

After reading Europe-wide BSE suspected (FWi News 08 March 2000) I noticed that the French and the Swiss have admitted that BSE infected animals are entering the food chain (and presumably still are).

This is an admission from the country that – if all their propaganda was to be believed that British beef was banned because it was poisoning their population – the same rules dont apply to thier own animals.

Has the British government banned French beef yet? If not, why not? Maybe the British government doesnt care about the British population or maybe they think British people cant get infected by eating infected French beef!

Or maybe its just politics!

  • Malcolm Burfitt, Hurley, Berkshire
    Email: MBurfitt@farming.co.uk