Category Archives: Food and Health

what do we think about food, how food is linked with environment and ecosystem, how we can reduce the carbon footprint with the food

Animal rights group sounds alarm over 40m livestock deaths on UK farms

 

Animal rights group sounds alarm over 40m livestock deaths on UK

farms

Livestock suffer ‘traumatic’ deaths caused by fires, floods, road collisions, disease and neglect

The Observer

Farming

Saturday 29 November 2014

 

More than 40 million farm animals are estimated to die each year in the

UK before they reach the slaughterhouse, according to a report to be

published this week which urges the government to introduce measures

that would compel farmers to disclose the numbers.

The report, The Uncounted Dead: Farming’s unofficial victims, by

Animal Aid, an organisation opposed to meat eating, is the first to put a

figure on the number of animals that die before slaughter.

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Todmorden the Veg Town

Carrots in the car park. Radishes on the roundabout. The deliciously eccentric story of the town growing ALL its own veg

By Vincent Graff
UPDATED: 16:31, 10 December 2011

Admittedly, it sounds like the most foolhardy of criminal capers, and one of the cheekiest, too.

Outside the police station in the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, there are three large raised flower beds.

If you’d visited a few months ago, you’d have found them overflowing with curly kale, carrot plants, lettuces, spring onions — all manner of vegetables and salad leaves.

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