Merely having a rural affair with farming…
The Radical –
13th July 2017
………And using the BBC as a front to promote his real aim
that of a Countryphile, makes Heap is no friend of food production,
but he makes claims that it was his environmental lobby that invented
and must save the Countryside.
DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN TO SUPPORT FARMING !
Along with John Craven he has no hands on farming experience.
He gets his money from the BBC, that biased broadcaster
that has never understood what keeps farmers farming
inspite of the critcism he piles on it and the support it gives to supermarkets.
Yet most food comes from farms.
Countryfile has done more harm than good to the food and farming industry !
“Organic” is the business of the Soil Association.
Show me some inorganic food before I puke !
TOM HEAP the scare mongerer
Britain’s Food & Farming: The Brexit Effect
Brexit marks a seismic shift for the UK’s food and farming industry,
but what will it mean for the consumer?
The EU affects the whole food chain from field to fork.
It dictates what farmers are allowed to grow,
sets animal welfare standards and offers a large supply of cheap labour
to work in the fields and processing plants.
Panorama’s Tom Heap talks to insiders who claim Brexit will mean higher prices, lower quality and less choice on the shelves.
Others claim it is a fantastic opportunity to address inefficiency and design a new mode of food production for the next generation.
The programme also travels to the USA, where farming is run on an industrial scale.
Will UK consumers back British farmers or switch to potentially cheaper imports of hormone-filled meat from abroad?”
Farmers need markets –
And Brexit is not going to stop the French buying our Lamb
if we are not in the Single market, but we need a British Policies for Britain
To create a market there must be buyers as well as sellers.
Let the world be our buyer without tariffs
And that is farming and food in a nutshell.
That is buyers for the consumer of produce that must be marketed when “finished”
At present the market is a lottery for farmers and consumers.
Because there are those who want a bigger cut – the middle man
and direct buyer a supermarket to the exclusion of all others contracts
The market does depend on supply and demand
but that is unsafe for both farmer and consumer
Therefore Britain needs an Agricultural Policy for Britain –
Not a Common Market ( Single Market Policy)
Farming needs better guaranteed prices, more cooperatives and a Minister for Food.
What it doesn’t need is for this man to heap confusion on to farmers.
Britain needs to reduce the balance of payments deficit on imports of food
by growing more at home and continued Government support is needed.
The sort of support given by the Labour Government of 1945.
Farmers then set up marketing boards to police the industries sectors and develop it.
That idea should be developed again.
We need farming to produce food not bio- diverse crops for fuelling power stations.
And most of all Farming needs a future.
Long term policies and planning.
It needs new blood to carry on the mixed family farm that was so successful
as well as specialised units. Farming needs Mentors and a free Animal Health service,
paid for from the industry profits.
What farming doesn’t need are the multi conglomerates
controlling the price of animal and human feed and only a supporting Government
can safeguard farming from that vermin.
Countryfile and Costing the Earth Presenter
Tom Heap presents the investigations on Countryfile, revealing the hidden depths of current rural and environment stories.
Tom is also the principal voice of ‘Costing the Earth’ on Radio 4, the nation’s only dedicated environment series.
He is also a regular Panorama reporter covering food, farming, energy and wildlife.
He was the presenter of the long running BBC 1 Daytime series Animal 24:7 which remains popular with regular repeats.
Tom Heap started his career at Sky News as a sound man and worked his way up through the BBC News Trainee scheme to BBC News Correspondent specialising in Rural Affairs, Science and the Environment.
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