IT HAS been reported that supermarkets have withdrawn beef lasagne and some ready meals since one such meal proved to contain 80 per cent horse meat.

One store has stated it has removed the meals from the shelves in order to have its own investigation. In the meantime, it is alleged that ten million beef burgers have been discarded.

There are regular stories in the media of strife-ridden countries, Africa, for example, where thousands of children and families are starving. These unfortunate people would be glad of any meat, and horsemeat would probably be a luxury.

Surely there must be a way to distribute this food surplus to these needy places?

J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.