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    In Wales it's going to be on at 11pm.
    “There is no more lovely country than Monmouthshire in early spring. Nowhere do the larks sing quite so passionately, as if somehow inspired by the Welsh themselves. There is a blackbird on every thorn and a cock chaffinch, a twink as they call him there, on every bush...... It moved me profoundly. I had been spared to see another spring, and I thank God for it.”

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    watched it , and decided I wouldn't buy a used car from the Marine Scotland guy,it has only taken 40 years to expose this, easker1
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    Quote Originally Posted by easker1 View Post
    watched it , and decided I wouldn't buy a used car from the Marine Scotland guy,it has only taken 40 years to expose this, easker1
    It's a fair bet that few other than those with an interest will have watched it. The only people who can have any effect are the government and they aren't interested.
    It might have an effect if supermarkets and restaurants wee forced to have pictures on the menus and displays showing the reality, much like cigarette packets. "Eating this stuff can seriously damage your health".

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    It's the beginning of a change I think. It's made national news now and there'll be increasing pressure on both the regulators and the industry to clean up their act.

    I doubt Panorama will leave it alone now if they don't improve. The next story could be on fish 'medicines' and fish feed ie what we actually eat when we buy this muck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangled View Post
    It's the beginning of a change I think. It's made national news now and there'll be increasing pressure on both the regulators and the industry to clean up their act.

    I doubt Panorama will leave it alone now if they don't improve. The next story could be on fish 'medicines' and fish feed ie what we actually eat when we buy this muck.
    The problem is that people don't take any notice, I tell everyone about it, show them the pictures, still they eat that cr*p.
    Even my own family ignores the dangers and the damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumble54 View Post
    The problem is that people don't take any notice, I tell everyone about it, show them the pictures, still they eat that cr*p.
    Even my own family ignores the dangers and the damage.
    We'll have to hope that your family and friends values aren't universal I suppose :-(

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    The problem is that, as with chicken, modern farming methods moved salmon from a luxury to very cheap food. That being the case salmon farming is now all about lowering cost and maintaining a margin and if supply increases as planned that will get worse. The only way this is going to get sorted is to again emulate what has happened with chicken farming and get rid of the "battery farming" element, it's unrealistic to expect salmon farming to be ceased so it needs to be forced to improve and promote "free range" salmon produced in much lower density pens. This won't be easy as this will increase the cost of production and salmon farmers will need a) the consumer to pay more b) the Scottish government to resist the inevitable industry pressure against and c) all salmon farmers to play fair, none of which is a given.

    A good start would be to get restaurants and "celebrity chefs" on TV to promote "free range" salmon and refuse to use inferior products. James Martin and the Roux family would be a good start as they fish. Hopefully then getting to supermarkets to follow with consumer pressure for a more ethically produced product.

    There is a danger in anything that pushes the price of farmed salmon up which is that pressure on wild stocks should not increase as a result, at a time that they can least tolerate it, as the undeniable benefit of salmon farming is that it made salmon so cheap that poaching became uneconomic as a result and saved many wild salmon.

    The Panorama programme was a good start and if it starts consumers asking restaurants and supermarkets "difficult" questions then hopefully something will come of it.
    “There is no more lovely country than Monmouthshire in early spring. Nowhere do the larks sing quite so passionately, as if somehow inspired by the Welsh themselves. There is a blackbird on every thorn and a cock chaffinch, a twink as they call him there, on every bush...... It moved me profoundly. I had been spared to see another spring, and I thank God for it.”

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    I was disappointed with it but not surprised by its lack of bite. The BBC is run by PC loving, health and safety inspired spineless, keep the status quo people. The whole programme was ludicrously stage managed with pre determined questions and answers so that all were in agreement about any legal problems. Hard hitting documentaries are a thing of the past as is the investigative journalism of the BBC.

    We like to buy cheap as chips salmon. End of. Should we stop campaigning? Of course not but let's not expect too much help from the BBC.

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    Default Re: Salmon farming exposed - BBC1 8.30pm

    Watched it with Interest . Pretty tame really , Usual Panorama Story , The BBC is to much part of the establishment and the industry provides to much tax revenue for anything to change anytime soon. The only thing that will shift things along is a public health scare. Much like the the Botulism in Chicken palava and the BSE Mad cow scare. If some new story breaks and sales collapse the companies would change things over night. Food production and politics go hand in hand .

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