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    Default Oliver Peyton stated Ireland was 'an airport for meat.'

    On Channel 4 News tonight in a discussion on the quality of supermarket meat products, and referring to the Irish meat industry, Irish restauranteur Oliver Peyton (honorary OBE) stated Ireland was 'an airport for meat' and that he wouldn't buy Irish meat as it's probably from Indonesia.
    I was shocked at his statement.

    Is this a true or fair statement?

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    http://www.channel4.com/news/horseme...ady-meal-video
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    Similar but different, I heard that the biggest port for landing fish in the South West was Cork Airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moralhazard77 View Post
    Is this a true or fair statement?
    Of course it isn't.

    He seems to an example (of which there are many!!) of an Irishman who's really a wannabe Englishman, and courts acceptance 'over there' by flinging mud in this direction. Honorary OBE? More like a Dishonourable Twit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
    Similar but different, I heard that the biggest port for landing fish in the South West was Cork Airport.
    Would that be for the imports of 'River Cobbler' a species of farmed Vietnamese mud-river catfish? Or Bangladeshi Giant Prawns reared in sewers and full of growth hormone? Or any other number of types of fish which are grown in tanks, cages, etc., in Asia, given nice new names and brought into Europe to replace the original fish we used to eat, which have all been vaccumed up from the seas, much of it by Irish enterpreneurs* who are busy working to do the same to mackerel stocks right now.
    P.S. *they sold most of it to Asians like the Japanese, anyway...
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    disgraceful comments considering the brits gave us the BSE scare and almost destroyed the continents farming industry with foot and mouth.

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    Sounds like gobsh!tery of the highest order.
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    OK, lets cut through the crap.

    1.Tesco claim that all their counter and pre-pack meat is traceable through codes on the labels and I have reason to believe them.

    2. Ireland is an ideal beef producing country and exports something like 85% of beef grown, we also have the best grassland in Europe so what's the point of bringing it in?

    3. All the local butchers list the source of their meat, quite often a farm in the vicinity.

    4. What is the sense of flying beef anywhere? Its heavy and bulky, just too damn dear to shift around by plane.

    And so on.....

    The guy is a total tosser and just trying to jump on the horse meat bandwagon for a bit of cheap publicity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLY View Post
    disgraceful comments considering the brits gave us the BSE scare and almost destroyed the continents farming industry with foot and mouth.
    Foot and mouth eh, now there's a whole pot of conspiracy theories and they ain't all loony tunes by any means.
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    Chickens (or bleached reconstituted innards) coming home to roost. How many food scanals do you think a country can have before everybody refuses to buy what you are selling. The only thing that is surprising is the level of denial on this topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moralhazard77 View Post
    On Channel 4 News tonight in a discussion on the quality of supermarket meat products, and referring to the Irish meat industry, Irish restauranteur Oliver Peyton (honorary OBE) stated Ireland was 'an airport for meat' and that he wouldn't buy Irish meat as it's probably from Indonesia.
    I was shocked at his statement.

    Is this a true or fair statement?
    I'd say a bit of an overstatement, but with some validity. There's a lot of misty-eyed nonsense talked about the food industry.

    CSO statistics give some insight into the matter.

    http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/rel...de_oct2012.pdf

    Just to pick one figure, in October 2012 Ireland exported about 265 millions worth of "meat and meat preparations". We imported about 72 millions worth. So we export about three times as much as we import - but it's probably a surprise to many that our imports are not negligible.
    However, banks know they have a duty of care to their clients and I'm sure that this should prevent them lending irresponsibly.

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