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Cooking the books: Ginger Pig Farmhouse Cookbook

When is a butcher not  a butcher? When it’s “a cult-like phenomenon” in the Ginger Pig’s case: not my words, but those of Tom Parker Bowles on the back  of this week’s book.

Food scares and new rules help us, says Cranswick chief

Food scares and stricter pig production rules across Europe will all be good for the bacon, sausage and cooked meats group Cranswick, its chairman said yesterday.

Chinese police have arrested 904 people in an investigation into

More than 900 arrested in China over meat contamination, including fox, rat, and mink passed off as mutton

Two of those arrested accused of selling pork products that were made with meat from 'poor quality pig heads'

Poll: Has ‘Pig 26’ changed your opinion on GM food?

As The Independent reported yesterday, scientists have developed a new method of creating genetically-modified animals that addresses one of the principal objections of the anti-GM movement.

Howard Jacobson and Michael Frayn are among the competitors for this year's Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction

Howard Jacobson and Michael Frayn in the running for Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction

The winner will have a pig named after their work

A photo taken through the window on a boat shows dead pigs collected by sanitation workers from Shanghai's main waterway

Shanghai reels in disgust as 2,800 dead pigs float through financial heart

Concerns raised over threat to city's water supply as dumping followed police campaign to curb the illicit trade in sick pig parts

Man admits leaving pig's head outside Leicester Muslim community centre

A 24-year-old man has admitted committing a religiously-motivated attack by leaving a frozen pig's head outside a community centre used by a Muslim group.

Postcard from... Aldudes, France

Thirty years ago, with fewer than two-dozen members of their species left, they faced extinction.

Tesco's horseburgers should have prompted us to reconsider the meat industry. Instead, we laughed

It's much harder to choose sausages when you've heard exactly how the pig died

'Alarming breach of controls': experts blame deliberate swindle by foreign suppliers for horsemeat burgers scandal

A deliberate swindle by foreign suppliers seeking to save money is a likely cause of the contamination of supermarket beefburgers with horsemeat, experts said today.

A total of 27 beef products were analysed by the FSAI with 10 containing horse DNA

Horse DNA discovered in beefburgers on sale at Tesco and Iceland

Iceland Foods Ltd; update.

Since publication of this article, Iceland have informed us  that only a very small (0.1%) level of horse DNA was found in two of their own brand quarter pound burgers when tested by the FSAI.  They point out that result is well below the threshold level  of 1% which the UK FSA applies as indicative of contamination or adulteration, and that a test result of 0.1% is so low that it could amount to a “trace” level. Iceland subsequently tested samples of burgers from the same production batch to the same tolerances used by the FSAI and no evidence of any horse DNA was found. Iceland also state that since then over 2000 tests of Iceland beef products have been carried out and no trace of horse meat or DNA has ever been found.

Mo Yan: Nobel laureate whose work is lost amid political argument

Tom Hodgkinson: The boys seem happiest surrounded by screens

What's wrong with children? However much you attempt to instill an anti-consumerist philosophy into them, they still hurl themselves unthinkingly at the latest fads, costing you an arm and a leg in the process.

Police launch investigation after pig's head left outside Muslim community centre

Police have launched an investigation after a pig's head was left outside a community centre being used as a Muslim place of worship.

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