2017-07-15 16:47:42 UTC
This was only a half hour programme and I felt they could have spent
longer. Also isn't it a programme that is meant to be serious and
reasonably clever? They had Umbrella walking off a blue flag with
stars on to illustrate leaving the EU. Unnecessary?
TA could discuss some of the points made or questions raised.Umrats
might know the answers, maybe I am just ignorant; why can't UK farmers
export to countries outside the EU? One farmer was saying Brexit would
give the chance to.
Food miles and food security are surely important. The former for the
environment and the latter for national security. Being in the EU
seemed to me to extend our borders and make the latter safer and also
importing from the EU is nearer than China or Australia.
They showed a community cafe in Birmingham making cheap meals for the
local population who are the poorest in the UK and the menu board has
5 or 6 kinds of coffee etc which I think of as luxuries to buy when
out, latte, cappuccino etc. They had people who were hungry and
struggling to afford food at all so I wonder if they'd buy those.
A former chief of Sainsburys was on and said Brexit would probably
bring higher prices, less choice and poorer quality. I wasn't
convinced by the Brexit supporter who said otherwise.
They went ot look at US meat farms where cattle are in sheds or corals
and get fed grain that is harvested instead of the cattle being in
fields and grazing. Why is it cheaper to do this? Also they get pumped
with hormones to fatten them and are fed on GM crops, which are both
currently not allowed here. We eat very little meat now and two out of
three grandchildren are given none, which pleases me.