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9:00am Friday 8th March 2013 in Letters
YOU recently printed a letter from Gerry Barnett jumping on the horsemeat bandwagon.
It appeared to suggest that this fiasco is all because people buy their meat from supermarkets rather than a local, high street butcher.
I believe it is more to do with criminals and fraudsters making the most of inadequate regulations and inspections by governments and suppliers across Europe.
The writer mentioned ‘economics’ and ‘cheaper’ in his epistle, and said we should ignore these traits and support local suppliers and growers.
Unfortunately, these days many people, if they want to eat meat, will have to buy from supermarkets.
Apart from street markets, fruit and vegetables are also necessary purchases from these stores.
Local butchers and farm shops are great if you can afford them – but there is nothing wrong with buying fresh meat from the supermarket.
ALAN HODGE Evesham