Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Findus Mafia!

A Warning message To All.

A nice bit of Findus shoulder.

Firstly this  plus, as always, this piercing analysis from Richard. Let me mention for starters, (pun)  the first link. It comes as little surprise, this is heavily trailed by our endearing and beloved home base of paedophiles, The BBC. Always days ahead in their propaganda support for The Left and efforts to lay absolutely anything at the door of anybody but Labour. As they are doing with the Hospital nightmare of their Lefties watch.

It is quite ironic the horse meat scandal should surface in the same week as The BBC's chagrin at missing the Richard the Third  announcement! As for the Food Standards Authority, another failed Quango, slavishly bound to Brussels, as Richard touches on in the second link. 

Anyhow, why on earth would anyone seek to buy processed beef products when we see how carelessly they are put on supermarket shelves. I have many times bored friends with my suspicions of global refineries all over the place. There function to receive billions of tons of  waste animal material from none identified or concerned origins and render it down into unidentifiable, fat based gloup. This is then used in all processed foods. From baby products, chocolate bars, biscuits, cakes, ready made lasagne, everything.

From this huge processing industry comes the basic ingredients responsible for diseases, cancers and obesity. The purveyors of most of this muck are the supermarkets. Their success enshrined in their cosy relationships with the political as well as criminal classes. Here is one example. There are plenty of others.

Those who regard globalisation as a good thing need to look very hard at their own sanity. It's not for nothing that the rich and powerful dine at the best restaurants and buy locally sourced, often expensive meats and produce, where they can be certain of provenance and a lack of cacogenic ingredients. 

Probably 80% of the population gorge  on the processed muck in which the presence of Black Beauty's ancestors and the last bet they had on the Grand National is the least of the content that is less than savoury. Next time you go to a kebab shop and look puzzlingly at the various spits, you might regard the shape and pallor of the revolving meat as disturbingly Fido looking. 

For many years Indian and Chinese takeaways  were regarded as the leading experts in "exotic" rodent or even feline dishes. So it comes as little surprise that supermarket giants are not particularly shy at boosting profits from meats sourced from sewers and discarded pets from around the world. 

I can regard myself as relatively blessed in having a wife for whom home cooking mirrors the wealthier in her attitude to food. We may consume the odd processed meats but usually we can recognise the colour, texture and quality as "kosher"! Mostly we buy our meats from local butchers, unfrozen and recognisable for what it was. Always locally reared, happy and free range. Expensive, sure. Healthy, probably, if not certainly and farmed with care.

Now such produce is of little interest to the Mafioso of the supermarket industry. No wonder they post billions in profits and can intimidate their customers with a surfeit of horses heads available to, metaphorically, put at the foot of the bed covers! Let them eat cake indeed! Eat our muck or else is more the modern mantra of the supermarket Barons. As for Findus, if they survive as a brand name, I'll eat a horse. Perhaps they'll change to another name, so let me know of any ideas for such a handle. Or perhaps they should open a pub chain called The Nag's Head?


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  2. I used to eat Findus pancakes as a youngster and thought it was a reliable company. It possibly was 40+ years ago, but as you say globalisation has changed the way even once reputable firms do business.

    Similar pattern to buying here. When I'm told the butcher is so much more expensive I say buy less. Good for the pocket and the waistline. :)

    What concerns me is the lack of labelling required. Food should be marked GM if it is and also non-halal. My new religion is eating quality not quantity. :)

  3. My father, ring name "Butcher Bill", was twenty years in the traditional trade before being displaced by chains with fridges and freezers. Meat not sold went into the basement barrels in brine etc. and was then sold on cheaply. Some butchers in those days could not be trusted as to other ways of doing this. We have always been very fussy about what meat we have and where it comes from.

  4. I can now look back with some perspective on a life spent in the animal feed industry. Both ourselves and the farmers, our customers, were subject to ever increasing demands for traceability. To satisfy the supermarket supply chain requirements, we had to be able to show that we could trace the supplier and batch of each component going into a compounded product. Similarly the farmers were faced with inspections and woe betide him if an ear tag went missing or a cattle passport could not be traced.

    So, this on cost is piled on the home suppliers but not apparently the foreign ones.

  5. Soylent Green.

    You know it makes sense (on so many levels).

  6. No doubt our chemical food industry was not too pleased by the review of research studies publishrd by an American University which tended to show that there was no real evidence that butter was any more harmful to us than the so-called "safe" spreads. An Australian study showed that people who had had heart problems lived longer on butter than spreads.