AND so the revelations keep on coming about processed meat and last week’s news about lasagne won’t be the last. The Food Standards Agency is supposed to be there to protect us, but it doesn’t appear to have been at the top of its game.

Meanwhile, what a wonderful boost for butchers and fresh food: processed food has convenience going for it, but nothing else.

Let’s hope these continuing scandals about horse meat encourage families to return to good old home cooking, with meat and veg bought locally, so ensuring freshness and helping small local traders.

Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.