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Good news for British farmers: China lifts ban on beef from the UK

Thursday, June 28th 2018 - 12:45 UTC
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China has ended a two-decades-long ban on exports of beef from the UK, first introduced after the outbreak of BSE - or “mad cow disease” - in the 1990s. The government said the development will be worth £250m to British producers over the next five years. Read full article


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  • chronic

    Hey dummies:

    You don't have enough land area to propagate cattle without concentrating all their accompanying diseases to a catastrophic level.

    Jun 28th, 2018 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Meanwhile back in the real world, New Zealand is a similar size to the UK and is the fifth largest beef exporter in the world, Uruguay is smaller and comes in at number 8, and is famous for its beef.

    Were you born this stupid Chronic, or do you have to work at it?

    Jun 28th, 2018 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    DT, available land area dummie head.

    UK has no pasture, stupid.

    DT, why are you SO ashamed of your land of birth and who you are?

    Self loathe, often?

    9 circuit?

    Sound familiar, Cretan?

    Trump vindicated!

    Told you.



    Jun 28th, 2018 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    You do realise you're making yourself look dumber than a box of rocks?

    Here is a map showing land use in the UK. Take a look at the biggest item (spoiler warning: it's pasture):!/image/landcover.jpg

    There are cows in the field behind my house right now, if it wasn't dark I could see them out the window. People have kept cows in the UK for over 1000 years, and yet somehow no cow-related catastrophes happened in all that time.

    PS. It's 'cretin', you cretin.

    Jun 28th, 2018 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    It's all about quality not quantity Chronic...
    Most folk are partial to a bit of Aberdeen Angus...
    Even me and I usually avoid red meat like the plague...

    Jun 30th, 2018 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Skip

    No pasture in the UK?

    Why are Americans so ignorant.... and angry?

    Jul 01st, 2018 - 07:16 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    I don't expect Americans to know whether there is pasture in the UK - anyone can look it up in 30 seconds if they need to. I do expect them not to make shit up and tell lies about other countries, something the Republican party in particular is frequently guilty of.

    Jul 01st, 2018 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Lee F

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 02:10 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Try informing yourself before writing, Ms Ignorant Angry American. Hint: all the countries in Mercosur are major beef exporters.

    PS. You haven't even got the area right, this website covers “South America, the South Atlantic and insular territories”, the USA is NOT included.

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 08:16 am - Link - Report abuse +1

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