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Wednesday 04 April 2012
A technique used in the UK to remove meat from animal bones is to be banned this month following a moratorium by the European Commission, it was announced today.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
A new retrospective at the Tate Modern shows how little of himself Damien Hirst reveals, says Adrian Hamilton
Saturday 14 January 2012
Sunday 21 August 2011
Wednesday 17 August 2011
A frisky cow will give little away to all but an amourous bull, leaving farmers whose livelihoods depend on reading passions of his herd to play a guessing game. No longer for Richard Park, who has fitted pedometers to his 160 cows in a bid to prepare for breeding season.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Concerns about radiation-tainted beef are intensifying as Japanese officials struggle to determine the scope of the problem and prevent further contamination of the meat supply.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
In 2001 10 million farm animals, including 700,000 cattle, were slaughtered at a cost of about £8bn
Monday 28 February 2011
Thursday 17 February 2011
Plans for the biggest dairy farm in western Europe have been withdrawn following an outcry from local and national campaigners.
Friday 28 January 2011
Nervous Brits need have no fears: Jason Webster's new Spanish detective, Max Camara of Valencia, hates bullfights. Forced to stand in for one of his superiors, he loathes the whole business and when a promising young matador is found murdered, only his professional concern is awakened.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
A fireman has admitted causing the death of a farmer who was crushed to death by his herd of cows after they were startled by fire engine sirens.
Thursday 25 November 2010
Police had to catch an unusual suspect on the run after a cow broke out of its field, charging through fences of three back gardens before it was finally cornered.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Rebecca Front: '‘If somebody can invent a realistic steak that doesn’t need to be hewn from a cow, I’m first in the queue’
Saturday 13 November 2010
It's time to stop laughing at vegetarians. I've been one all my life, and yet people still think they can describe my diet as "rabbit food" or question my sanity with a "hilarious" nut-based pun. In other respects, attitudes have improved for vegetarians since my childhood. Back then, if you asked for meat-free food in a restaurant, you were greeted with a level of bewilderment and downright hostility that nowadays you only find in France. Indeed, one of the great joys of French dining is the sense of nostalgia I feel when a waiter huffs at me disdainfully and slams down a plate of cheese.
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