As if the threat of chlorinated chicken from mega agri-factories in the US was not enough the UK has managed its own chicken meat scandal. Again the drive to cheap “pile it high, sell it cheap” supermarkets is driving the hygiene and ethical standards of food processors down. First the turkeys, then the horsemeat scandal and now chickens.
Sadly the days of a High Street family butcher sourcing meat from local farms are long gone. And not everyone can afford the time and money, but making the choice to shop ethically – and not just for your meat can never be a bad thing.
The big supermarkets are obsessed with market share – when we vote with our feet they notice.