April 6, 2009
local farmers by buying West Country food', urges MP
MP has this week urged shoppers to buy West Country products in
an effort to help local farmers and food makers during the recession.
Heathcoat-Amory, pictured, has long been an advocate of British
produce and is asking the public to support local producers.
MP told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am urging people to buy British
products and, where possible, West Country produce. We need to
unite with our home grown producers and 'Buy British'."
added: "I find it most disheartening when I hear of people
buying strawberries in season that are grown in EU countries,
when there are none better than those grown in our own Cheddar
am also backing the 'Honest Labeling Campaign' which calls for
clearer labelling to differentiate between meat, such as pork,
which comes into this country from abroad and then gets sold in
the guise of home produce, and that of pork which is produced
by our own pig farmers, and where the animals are generally kept
in more humane conditions."
comments came after local pig farmer Ian Saunders informed Mr
Heathcoat-Amory that pork is being imported into the UK and that
the public are being duped into buying what they believe is meat
from home reared pigs.