Horsemeat hysteria

Feb 13, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

Disgust, the gag reflex and flights to the vomitorium greeted this week's news that horse flesh had breached the beef wall to contaminate burgers and frozen beef meals all over Europe.

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SpaceBlues

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Feb 13, 2013
 
What about the USA?

“The Three Legged Man”

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Feb 13, 2013
 
What is more horrific about horse meat, in comparison to, say, lamb or pork?

If there's one good thing about all this bollocks, it's that it's making people think about where their food comes from.
SpaceBlues wrote:
What about the USA?
Well, if you've got big companies who sell processed meat, and they use agents to get the 'best' deals from suppliers, then you're probably also eating all sorts of crap from Latin America in your hamburgers and hot dogs.
Camilla

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Feb 13, 2013
 
Mr Tripod wrote:
What is more horrific about horse meat, in comparison to, say, lamb or pork?
you could ask the same question about cat or dog meat.
Brit Expat

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Feb 13, 2013
 
SpaceBlues wrote:
What about the USA?
McDonalds??????????
Odd

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Feb 13, 2013
 
Breaking news - On top of horse D.N.A being found in every day beef meals, human D.N.A has now been found in Welsh lamb
Brit Expat

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Feb 13, 2013
 
Odd wrote:
Breaking news - On top of horse D.N.A being found in every day beef meals, human D.N.A has now been found in Welsh lamb
The Welsh have a history of copulating with sheep. Whats new? LOL

There was a young man from Wales

Who lived on all shit and snails

When he could'nt get these he lived on the cheese

That he scrapped from his knob

With his nails

“I'll drive you nuts!!”

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Feb 13, 2013
 

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McDonald's is not guilty this time.

They stop putting meat in their burgers long time ago: they use sawdust instead.
SpaceBlues

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Feb 13, 2013
 
Dr Crane - Psychiatrist wrote:
McDonald's is not guilty this time.
They stop putting meat in their burgers long time ago: they use sawdust instead.
Why am I laughing?

<Cry or laugh>
socci

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Wedled wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =P5sQIb_WLN8XX
Winkys in the 60's sold horsemeat and Horsemeat is meat and is as edible as a cow.
Winky's in Penna in the 60's dig close because false advertising

Horse is not the same as cow any more than a dog is. Not in the western Christian culture.

Horse for human consumption hasnt even been legal in the US until Obama recently signed an order allowing it.

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Feb 14, 2013
 
Its all good eating, having lived in Germany & Holland I have eaten Horse burgers and Donkey meat sausage

we called the horse "Shergar Burgers"

we called the sausages "Donkeys Plonkers"

tasted amazing smothered in mustard and accompanied by a pint of white beer

Dog is nice too, never tried cat.

Also had hedgehog, Ostrich, Kangaroo, Ants, Locusts and Grubs..
shortsighted cowboy

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Feb 14, 2013
 
socci wrote:
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Horse is not the same as cow any more than a dog is. Not in the western Christian culture.
Horse for human consumption hasnt even been legal in the US until Obama recently signed an order allowing it.
horses and cows are not the same????? well I'll be cornswoggled, you learn something every day, don't you.
sickofit

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Feb 14, 2013
 
Horse meat is perfectly ok to eat.. Wow some people go nuts over stupid stuff.
sickofit

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Feb 14, 2013
 
socci wrote:
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Horse is not the same as cow any more than a dog is. Not in the western Christian culture.
Horse for human consumption hasnt even been legal in the US until Obama recently signed an order allowing it.
And horse meat is fine to eat..TELL ME WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT???

I have ate hundreds of kinds of animal meat. I am healthy as all get out....
Krypteia

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Feb 14, 2013
 
Just been for my first shit since the horse meat scandal...It was good to firm,soft in places.
rio

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Feb 14, 2013
 
sickofit wrote:
Horse meat is perfectly ok to eat.. Wow some people go nuts over stupid stuff.
That's not the issue here.

The fraud is in passing horsemeat for beef.

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Feb 14, 2013
 
rio wrote:
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That's not the issue here.
The fraud is in passing horsemeat for beef.
Yes, and also the quality and content of processed meats, that can apparently enter our food chain from anywhere on the globe.

If they can lie about what species is in it, it hardly gives me much confidence that they're acting in good faith in other areas of it's journey to our plates.
Tonto and Silver

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Feb 14, 2013
 
rio wrote:
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That's not the issue here.
The fraud is in passing horsemeat for beef.
in other words, rather like selling HALAL meat to unsuspecting non-moslems, a case of mis-labelling and therefore Fraud , but according to you, perfectly harmless PROVIDED it is halal and for moslems.
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Feb 17, 2013
 
Humans ate horses long before Humans domesticated Horses to ride them.

Get over it.

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#21
Feb 17, 2013
 
Polak horse meat is still one of the best as attested by UK folks.
Well seasoned, they say.
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Feb 17, 2013
 
SpaceBlues wrote:
What about the USA?
What about the USA?

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