Pull the Udder one

September 2015 by Jonathan Owen

Jonathan Owen discusses the supermarket milk war and the reasons behind it. Plus, what happens when ‘unexpected items’ appear in supermarket bagging areas

Mushroom Roulette

October 2014 by Jonathan Owen

There are some 2000 species of mushroom in the UK of which 200 are delicious and 300 are very VERY bad for you.

Recycling across Europe

July 2014 by Jonathan Owen

Processed foods comprise a significant part of the estimated 3.4 million tonnes of food wasted every year in the UK food processing.

Poor Marius

March 2014 by Jonathan Owen

The Danish Government should have been equally concerned about the welfare of poor Marius – a perfectly healthy but unwanted 18-month old giraffe – who was shot dead in Copenhagen zoo a week earlier despite worldwide outrage.

Frankenfish & Chips

October 2013 by Jonathan Owen

Back in the 1960’s Colonel Sanders of fried chicken fame allegedly tried to breed chickens with three legs for his restaurants.

Chew on this

June 2013 by Jonathan Owen

The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson comes across as pretty credible when making speeches, but he can be let down by his friends. Last month he made a major speech in Parliament to overcome public scepticism and persuade the EU to allow cultivation of Genetically-Modified crops.

A Fiver Each Way

February 2013 by Jonathan Owen

Owen Paterson has told the FSA to investigate claims that regular warnings of horsemeat entering the food chain were ignored.

Gone, without a trace

January 2013 by Jonathan Owen

The revelation that up to 29% of the meat in economy beefburgers is horsemeat was great news for everyone who likes a good joke.

Free for All?

October 2012 by Jonathan Owen

Great news! The double dip recession has ended! The Office for National Statistics has announced the UK economy grew by just over one half of one percent in the last quarter – largely due to a Scallop War in the English Channel.