These days, TV chefs don't just cook on television, many of them also highlight issues related to their craft and, in the case of Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, have gone to great lengths to campaign on issues including school dinners and the conditions found in battery chicken
This is all about the horses in Oman, not other things, and I got worried when a guy contacted me to say he would be coming to the demonstration after liberating 24,000 battery chickens
Also, in what were particularly busy sessions of the EU Councils of Ministers for the environment and competition, agreement was secured over the final shape of a directive imposing welfare standards on the production of battery chickens
Despite reservations about battery chickens
, however, there is surprisingly little consumer resistance to factory chooks.
For example, each kilogram of grain fed to feedlot beef and battery chickens
costs up to five kilograms of topsoil, washed or blown away.
Year 7 student Hani Khalifa, who studied the book in his guided reading lessons, said: "I was shocked when I read the book at how bad things were for battery chickens
You can register to rehome battery chickens
from the British Hen Welfare Trust (www.
Whether Hugh's discoveries will have much impact remains to be seen, but given his efforts to expose the conditions of battery chickens
a couple of years ago, don't be surprised if quite a few viewers have second thoughts about nipping to the local chippy after the show airs.
But they don't and most of us can distance ourselves quite nicely from the gory reality of meat production: the castration of male animals; slaughter of newborn calves born to milking cows; de-beaking of battery chickens
, crammed into tiny cages; sows 'shackled' in farrowing crates; and the final bloody business of slaughter.
The public have largely stopped buying battery chickens
but continue to buy game under the misguided notion that it is "wild" or "natural".
Banking today is in the state the food sector was a generation ago when people were ignorant about battery chickens
, childhood obesity and farmers in developing countries.
I'll stick to teaching people to cook because I certainly don't like the way battery chickens