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.
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.”
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