In light of recent events surrounding the presence of horse DNA in beef products across the UK, many people are looking for high quality food from trusted retailers. With local butcher burgermany national chains such as Tesco, Findus and Burger King all taking precautions after being dragged into this scandal the British public are looking to find out more about their food. This can only be a good thing for local organic food suppliers and high street butchers in their fight against the big supermarket brands. This scandal is making people start to think about where their food comes from and how it is farmed.

Moving away from the Supermarkets to a local butchers shop is a great move to ensure that your meat is high quality and from a reliable source. Butchers have a great supply of local meat that is far superior to the frozen goods found in every supermarket. Any local butcher will be able to give you a fine cut of meat from a well reared animal.

Organic food is another trend that has taken off somewhat in recent years. When it first hit the shelves organic food was overly expensive and was out of reach of the average shopper. As time has gone on, more cost effective methods of organic farming mean that prices are now more competitive. Farmers who rear organic animals refrain from using chemicals on grazing land and can’t give the animals any antibiotics or growth hormones to increase product size. This creates a better product which not only tastes better, but has no nasty chemicals hidden within.

By going to your local butchers shop you can avoid meat which may not be what it says on the packet and have a better dining experience in the process.

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Chris Brown
Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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