Doesn't sit well with me.
With the mercosur deal, the E.U. has agreed to allow in 99,000 tonnes of South American beef into Europe for resale, mercosur wanted 350,000 tonnes to come in. The trade deal has been ongoing for 20 years. Agriculture has been sold out to its detriment everywhere in Europe over the last 50 years, even though it's getting more efficient and still a main business driver in all European countries with lots of other industries living off the back of it.
The beef protestors in Ireland are protesting outside factories at the price been given by the processors, if processors were giving what farmers deem a fair price for beef, there would be no protests.
Factories know the amount of cattle being finished in Ireland at any one time, when cattle are coming fit, they always push prices down and string farmers along pushing costs up and causing unnecessary stress on them, when cattle should go when there ready. Grading is another big area where farmers are being screwed.
rainforests and carbon emmissions from cattle, yep hawarden kite first aired by greeners who fly off on there holiers each summer to destress, with no idea of how to feed the world or save the planet.
What's root cause of Global Warming?