Farmers and meat leaders slam TV film

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Farm and red meat industry leaders have hit out at the national broadcaster’s programme – Meat: A Threat to our Planet? – which explored the impact of red meat production on the environment.

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Martin Morgan, executive manager of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW), accused the BBC of demonising the farming industry and described the programme as a “narrow and grossly incomplete representation of red meat production”.

He said: “Predictably, the programme failed to address the vast differences between the feed lots of the US and the extensive grass-based production of beef and lamb on which the supreme quality of Scotch beef and lamb is founded.”

 

Gemma Mackenzie

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