Plan is for UK boars to improve Chinese pigs' genetic make-up
Serves 4 as a starter or more as a party snack
The first new city-centre market for 10 years has just opened in Sheffield. Locals hope it will turn the area into the Borough Market of the North, says Jonathan Brown
With this tense tale of pandemic, giant pigs, and survival, is the final part of Margaret Atwood's trilogy obliquely surveying her own legacy?
This week I've been eating...Aubergine with chickpea and labnah
Two of those arrested accused of selling pork products that were made with meat from 'poor quality pig heads'
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.
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.
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.
Never mind the controversy feel the fiction
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has defended sending surgeons serving in the British Army to controversial medical training involving live pigs shot by marksmen to replicate battlefield wounds.
A two-year-old girl who died after she was wrongly diagnosed with swine flu was failed by emergency services, a coroner has said.
Member of Terry Vance Garner's family found the farmer's dentures and parts of his body in his huge pigs' enclosure
Forget James Bond, Kenneth Branagh and the Queen – the real stars of Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony were a cow called Gabriella and a goose called Gordon, not to mention 40 sheep, two billy goats and a sheepdog.