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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 09:14

More honey

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Your canine crusader hears that the proponents behind the Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) Group – which published its long-awaited red meat sector reform paper a month or so back – are getting tetchier and tetchier as the days tick by and little momentum or action is taken over its suggested reforms.

This mutt has heard that the group’s frustrations are growing as its report is read and then is filed in the ‘too hard basket’ by farmers, meat companies and Government alike. It seems that support for MIE is going MIA and this has led to the group getting itself further wound-up over any sort of criticism or comments. The Hound suggests MIE should heed the old saying that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

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