The photo of a bear put together using clumps of meat is almost enough to put you off Christmas dinner
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Friday 05 September 1997
Little more than a year into the job of chief executive of Hillsdown Holdings, the food and housebuilding conglomerate, and George Greener is already speaking glowingly about his new charge. His sentences are studded with management gobbledegook such as "economic value added", "mutuality of benefit" and the dreaded "core competencies".
Friday 04 April 1997
Sir: Imported American chickens may pose a serious health risk (report, 3 April) but I fear that the situation may be little better with British chickens. Recent reports have shown that anything between 33 per cent and 50 per cent of British chickens are contaminated with either salmonella or campylobacter, the two main sources of food poisoning in this country.
Friday 05 April 1996
Sir: In answer to Judy Allen's inquiry about why we do not eat turkey eggs, one can only wonder if they are being fed to the other species of birds in the interests of the mass production of meat and eggs. Perhaps that is why we have salmonella in eggs and poultry. The vegans must have a point.
Wednesday 20 April 1994
WHAT makes a Japanese quail sexually excited? Ever since Pavlov made his dogs slaver at the mouth by ringing a bell, psychologists have been fascinated by the subject of conditioning. By setting up an association between noise and food, Pavlov could excite his dogs' appetites by noise alone. Since then, countless experiments have been done using light or sound to make experimental animals think of food or pain. The latest contribution involves sex and the Japanese quail and a terrycloth with a stuffed quail's head on top.
Thursday 25 March 1993
DUMPING of birds by US and Continental European producers helped drive down profits at Bernard Matthews, the poultry group.
Tuesday 16 March 1993
Nine poultry workers began a claim for personal injury compensation against Bernard Matthews, the Norfolk poultry company, at Norwich County Court. The workers say monotonous production line work has led to repetitive strain injury.
Sunday 07 March 1993
THE write-off season continues next week when Hillsdown Foods reports. David Lang of Henderson Crosthwaite reckons write-offs could amount to more than pounds 150m, mostly goodwill from some of Hillsdown's acquisitions over the years.
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