Lanark butcher Michael Shannon is backing a motion lodged lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Green MSP Alison Johnstone. Michael who sells meat produced on his farm under the Damn Delicious brand told the Lanark Gazette that he was angered by the fact the supermarkets had been taking the cheapest option by buying lamb from abroad rather than supporting local farmers. He pointed out that imported meat may not have been raised with the same animal welfare standards, and is more likely to contain additives such as hormone growth promoters.
Keeping the bee health theme of the Vanishing of the Bees film which was a recent branch Green Screen offering it's heartening to see that Green MSP Alison Johnstone has managed to get the Scottish Rural affairs committee to include examination of this issue in their work programme. http://alisonjohnstonemsp.com/?p=281 . This is welcome news!