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2005/07/28 11:43:14 (permalink)
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Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm

I will be watching this, looks good


Thursday 28 July, 9pm
Monday 1 August, 8pm

How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenised, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialise in? In a two-part programme, journalist Jane Moore investigates how supermarkets have affected the food on our plates and reveals the tell-tale signs that the food we buy may not have been grown in the way we think.

Using a combination of undercover filming and scientific analysis, Supermarket Secrets investigates whether the food on supermarket shelves is really as good as it looks, whether prices are as good as they seem and what happens behind the scenes in the production of supermarket food.

This year Britain's shoppers are expected to spend around £70billion on food. 56% of this total expenditure will take place in supermarkets. These films ask how supermarkets manage to push prices down and profits up. Are farmers and growers being pressured to produce food in a manner that leads to it being less nutritious than in the past? And what of the conditions that livestock is reared in today?

The first of the two programme features secret filming which uncovers the horrific conditions inside a chicken broiler house preparing chickens for a company which supplies all the major supermarkets. One study carried out by a professor from Cambridge University revealed that 82% of chickens bought in supermarkets had hockburns – a tell-tale sign of poor animal welfare caused by sitting in litter. Jane Moore shows how to examine chickens for hockburns.

The programme also examines why chickens nowadays have more fat and less protein and why it is vitally important to read the ingredients lists on healthy option meals. Also, top chef Raymond Blanc puts some supermarket 'ready meals' to the taste test.

Programme two meets the organic potato farmer who feeds much of his crop to his cows because, he says, the supermarkets deem his produce to be insufficiently cosmetically pleasing. The film also hears from a toxicologist about the levels of pesticide residues in supermarket fresh produce; reveals how dairy cattle are now factory farmed and why packaged fruit and vegetables from your local supermarket may be more expensive that you think – and not as good for you.

With contributions from leading experts including Joanna Blythman, Professor Tim Lang, Dr Vyvyan Howard and Felicity Lawrence.
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    Dibber29
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 11:47:24 (permalink)
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    glad I'm veggie when programmes like this are on..

    Amazing though how the first girl to die from himan 'mad cow' (CJD) had been veggie for years.. more tofu and lentils please
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 11:57:14 (permalink)
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    Yep ive been round some of the factory that produce for supermarkets. The cleaning standards are very high , but they buy crap ingrediants.

    I went round mcdonalds chicken nug and beef burger factory.
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 12:02:22 (permalink)
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    I'm looking forward to this too. I posted a story from a newspaper about cheap chicken having as much fat in it as a big mac and got flamed for it. Then I saw the trailer for this programme and it pointed out that the "lean" supermarked chicken had a pint of fat in it!
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 12:10:28 (permalink)
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    Is that not there cooked chickens ??? i know on the extra tastey ones they inject more fat in as it cooks
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 12:19:10 (permalink)
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    I am surprised that people are surprised by this ... I would have thought it was obvious that something is up when it all looks so similar and costs less than 10 years ago - in real money not adjusted for inflation prices.

    The thing is many value products in tesco actually look better to me because they are hardly packaged and vary in size and colour - the homogenous look of more expensive stuff turns me right off.

    Big les
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 12:30:13 (permalink)
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    im gonna watch this, but probably wont be able to eat chicken ever again by the sounds of it

    "Always act as though it were impossible to fail."

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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 12:31:57 (permalink)
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    probably wont want to eat anything from a supermaket full stop. Still no point having your head in the sand is there.

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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 13:13:46 (permalink)
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    Anyone see this last night, wanted to watch it but missed it. I caught the trailer saying that there is up to 1lb of fat in the cooked chickens they sell? Is this true or was it a bit of a scam. Would ike to hear if anybody did watch it as I eat freshly cooked chickens from asda all the time!?!?!

    EDIT- make mental note, always read threads properly!! Sorry.
    post edited by CTR1 - 2005/07/28 14:23:52
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 13:43:14 (permalink)
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    Its tonight i think
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 13:46:25 (permalink)
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    Yeh checked its def tonight -

    Dispatches
    Flagship current affairs programme covering groundbreaking reports that often set the news agenda. In the first of a two-part programme journalist Jane Moore investigates how supermarkets have radically changed how and what people eat. With a combination of undercover filming and scientific analysis she aims to find out whether food quality is as good as it seems and what happens behind the scenes in the production of supermarket food
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 13:54:40 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: cliff_vtr
    One study carried out by a professor from Cambridge University revealed that 82% of chickens bought in supermarkets had hockburns – a tell-tale sign of poor animal welfare caused by sitting in litter. Jane Moore shows how to examine chickens for hockburns.

    Yeah, they have brown marks on their ankles from sitting in their own piss and getting burnt by the ammonia. Apparently this happens because they grow so fast their legs don't develop properly and they can't stand up. Nasty. Sometimes they get filed off to conceal the fact, but you can tell of course as the skin is abraded.

    So now you don't need Jane Moore to tell you.
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 14:32:01 (permalink)
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    Well I hope it's not all rehashed/overplayed stuff. I've seen a few programmes advertised like a week in advance and then you watch it and it's something about nothing.
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 14:34:42 (permalink)
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    Did you watch teh one a few weeks ago on how they kill animals ?
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 14:48:20 (permalink)
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    Did you watch teh one a few weeks ago on how they kill animals ?


    No, I couldn't watch it. I am a hypocrite I suppose because I love steak, but I just couldn't watch that programme at all as I know it would upset me.
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 15:03:27 (permalink)
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    tesco made ££££ billion profit the other week, shame they dont make food there priority

    suprised that the supermarkets havent tried to stop this being aired tonight




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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 15:57:57 (permalink)
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    What about frozen chicken breasts how much fat is in those?
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 22:09:41 (permalink)
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    bump - on now

    "Always act as though it were impossible to fail."

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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 22:26:52 (permalink)
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    Even though a lot of us know what's happening, we sometimes chose to believe our supermarket will produce quality stuff. Supermakets realise people have such busy lifestyles, that it's easier for us to get all our shopping under one roof, by under-pricing the quality shops, putting them out of business, leaving people with limited choice. With people watching their money, it is easy to buy meat from supermarket, as it's cheaper. I hope this programme, makes people stop buying crap from supermarkets, and supermarkets realise that they need to offer customers better quality, with the profits supermarkets are making, surely they need to offer better quality.
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    RE: Dispatches tonight CH4 9pm 2005/07/28 22:45:27 (permalink)
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    I'm turning veggie
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