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The Frontline 21/1/2013 @ 22:25: What price cheap food?


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Tonight, Pat Kenny has a panel of:

Simon Coveney, FG TD Cork-CentralMinister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Darina Allen, Chef and food writer Darina Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conor Pope, Journalist Irish Times website interest in consumer protection Conor Pope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patrick Wall, Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy And Population Science Prof Patrick Wall | UCD Institute of Food and Health

and a studio of interested and concerned consumers and businesses to discuss our Burgergate. Just how did horse get into beef burgers?

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, says serious issues need to be addressed about the discovery of horse and pig DNA in frozen beef burgers. Mr Coveney said the priority for his department and the Food Safety Authority is to find out the source of the material used - a number of ingredients in the contaminated products were imported.

There is no evidence that these ingredients were imported deliberately, but that early action was vital to maintain public confidence.


Horsemeat beefburgers? The end result of cutting costs and corners - News - Food & Drink - The Independent
Horse DNA in beefburgers: what has happened, where and how | Money | The Guardian
Finding source of horse meat a 'priority' - RTÉ News
The best of #burgergate | euronews, world news


http://www.politics.ie/forum/health-social-affairs/204344-put-down-those-burgers-youll-running-races.html

There's a half-hour Dispatches programme on now on C4 which looks at this area too.

In the second part of the show:

John Crown, Oncologist and NUI Senator John Crown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finian McGrath, Independent TD Dublin North-Central Finian McGrath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

discuss smokers rights.

[video=youtube;YXQSjyIiNlA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXQSjyIiNlA[/video]​

So, a show with consumers’ health very much to the forefront. Should be an interesting show …

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Analyzer

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Why is our obese minister for health not making an appearance ?

Is he still in hiding ?
 

RahenyFG

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Does Finian McGrath smoke?
 

dizillusioned

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Very fanatical in his opposition to smoking ... all in the smokers' own interest, of course. :D
Three good friends, all healthy and sport fanatics, all died of lung cancer, none smoked or drank. All died younger than myself a smoker. Life sucks.
 

damus

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They should have issued an invitation to Larry Goodman and his wife! Patrick Wall also has links to the FSAI and he's one of them who said that there is no health risks from horse meat, but that is only true if it's fully traceable.
 
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thats great, all the producer lobbies and its pet the dept of agriculture have our backs...not!
 

nonpartyboy

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This country has turned into some PC loony land, while paedos and rapists walk free.....joke of a country.
 

johnny365

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We had the Healy Raes looking for drink driving permits earlier, now we have Deputy McGarth saying ciggies dont do much harm and contradicting the oncologist. You couldnt make it up.
 

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just rolling an amber leaf €5 yoyos every two days, my choice my bad habit :|
 

Grey Area

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Our obese Minister for Health should be told to eat his doughnuts out in Kildare street. It would be good for his health!
 

RahenyFG

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We need to find the causes of why people smoke and do a campaign to tell people smoking is not the answer and isn't the solution to mental health issues like stress etc. Simply saying it's bad for your health and costs money doesn't work and the 29% of smokers being static for 10 years says it all.
 

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