Horsemeat Scandal: Getting sick on cheap food

COMMENT: With so much downward pressure on prices, how can we seriously expect that corners won't be cut in the food chain, ask Suzanne Campbell?

17th February, 2013

In 2008, I co-authored a book titled Basketcase: What's Happening to Ireland's Food. At the time, no one could have imagined how quickly the economy would crash around our ears.

Back then, people were happy to spend €20,000 doing up a kitchen, but the Chinese takeaway bag on the countertop summed up their eating habits. Food was a game of two halves - cheap microwave meals and takeaways in front of The X-Factor, and at the...

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