Didn't watch Full on Food last night (1 Dec) because it generally irritates me. Wish I had now. I think the idea of anyone who wishes to eat meat having to fully confront the reality of the way what they eat lives and, of course, dies, is a really serious point. Certainly one that I feel srongly about as a concientious meat-eater. But, and maybe this was explained in the programme, why the hell choose an organic cow ? Organic, free-range cows are undoubtedly going to live fairly stress-free, happy and natural lives. But, the vast majority of people who eat beef (and the people whom that programme is aimed at) wouldn't dream of eating organic beef, preferring quantity over quality (including quality of life). For full impact, they should have shown the pretty depressing life of an average intensively-farmed diary cow, which most people chose to buy from their supermarket, not the, by comparision, relatively charmed and pampered life and death of a well looked after organic cow.
This is my site The 'Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone sometime in '04. I had been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a calendar of events + voting for favourite places + things, + I hear it was a useful resource for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, + how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.