Rare chance for food producers

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From: Graham Lund, Dalrymple Street, Girvan.

AINSLEY Harriot’s programme on British food went out the other night on BBC2.

Some foods like Aberdeen Angus beef are well known for quality and are marketed for this reason.

We now see niche markets developing like single apple variety ciders, olive oil from single groves and Spelt flour used in some supermarket bread.

Could some rare farm livestock benefit from micro-marketing of small production runs which could be expanded to regional or selected national listings, benefiting breed status and producers?

Disadvantages of ambition

From: Max Nottingham, St Faith’s Street, Lincoln.

SOMEONE said we are breeding a nation of losers. Insulting tosh.

It is true that people are not moving through the classes as easily as they used to.

Cameron and Osborne, with a Cabinet of millionaires, are making things worse by clobbering the disabled and single mums with their harsh benefit changes. Ambition was also mentioned. Well, we don’t want everyone to be as pushy and ambitious as Maggie Thatcher and Lord Sugar. Ambition carried to its ultimate is as civilised as a ferret in a rabbit hutch. Talk about the selfish gene!

Different worlds

From: G Ellison, Hawthorn Avenue, Dronfield.

Some time ago, Deputy PM Nick Clegg had no idea how much a pensioner received, around £40 or a little more, he claimed.

Now he says the Government is increasing the heating allowance when, in fact, it is to be reduced. What planet do millionaire politicians live on?

Market forces

From: John Birkenshaw, Batley.

INTERESTINGLY, Leeds City Council closed down Pontefract Lane car boot sale because of the high level of counterfeit goods on sale. I noticed when walking down Whitehall Road that they are to open a car boot sale there. Why the double standards?