Farming Ignorance to-day,BBC Radio 4
james36armstrong at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 5 20:43:43 BST 2011
To On Your Farm /Farming Today, BBC Radio 4 .
What in the name of
the holy wee man has the crop decisions of one English farmer got to do with
feeding the world poor?
Caz Graham and Martin Poynz Roberts.
Sunday 3 April?
If there is a connection it is strange that the FT /OYF team has not investigated this, and
thoroughly and repeatedly aired the devotion of
10 per cent of the UK
wheat crop to making biofuels.
Nor the grant of the record 2009 CAP cheque for £83 million to British Sugar for `their bio ethanol plant in
Norfolk. And the second largest to
Czarnikow. (Who? do I hear FT ask?)
Nor the co-incidence of the
record high wheat prices in UK
with the same,
Nor noted the apparent increase in wheat planting in UK
Nor the sudden
appearance of grain silos springing up around Dorchester.
And the apparent increase in arable.
If there were any connection, surely there would have been a
slaughter of the 900,000 ponies in UK and their conversion into horse meat for shipping
abroad , and recipes from River Cottage for deep fried Dobberman dumplings.
Then the slaughter of
9 million cats and 8 million dogs to redirect the pet food
industry and free up the vets, to help farming help the starving. Then the
ploughing up of 900,000 acres of
pony paddocks and drilling cereals.
Would producers and presenters please try to
reject hackneyed clichés and nonsense dogmas?
It would make good
listening if FT/ OYF were to set about
querying received wisdom .
Agriculture in UK
and Europe and US actively destroys Indfian small
Do your readers know that Unilever etc own land in north India
near Delhi and grow peas to freeze
and export to feed the starving in UK
Are the OYF FT a victim of their own propaganda?
What if, for a change, FT explored a radical and independent
line of thought .?
Please contact me if you need help.
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