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PostSubject: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 12 Jan 2008, 23:12

http://www.channel4.com/food/on-tv/jamie-oliver/jamie-s-fowl-dinners-facts-08-01-08_p_1.html

Has anyone been watching these food fact programs?

If so, or if you already know the facts, will it make you change what chicken's or eggs you buy?
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 12 Jan 2008, 23:27

I havent seen it, or indeed the other show that River Cottage chef is doing.

However I have read all the horrible facts years ago, and I never buy supermarket chicken and we can get eggs locally in the village where I live (in the pub..!)
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 12 Jan 2008, 23:32

If you could not afford the free range chickens and eggs though, would you buy what is on offer at the supermarket of go without?

Must admit the, other then when they killed the male chicks at the start of the show, it really did not change my opinions on it that much. If it is a choice of a 2 chicken or a 5 one, I will always go for the cheaper and the thought of where is has come from never enters my head.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 12 Jan 2008, 23:34

I would go without and always have done.

I have not really eaten much chicken for years, precisely because of what they do to it - it's just not good.

If I couldn't afford it, I would just have a meal without meat (I don't eat meat very often anyway)

I would never compromise on eggs either. I do eat eggs, but even buying the better class of eggs still makes for a cheap meal.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Thu 14 Feb 2008, 19:07

I would go without too! Regardless of whether you are willing to eat crap food don't you think the farmers deserve better.

I buy only free range organic chicken, all organic meat and free range eggs. I save on food because I use what I have and don't waste stuff by not using it. When I roast a chicken, the carcass is used for soup. If I have vegetables to use I make soup and freeze it.

Sensible use of food means that you should need to buy 2 chickens.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Thu 14 Feb 2008, 21:41

I buy free range eggs and free range chicken BUT if it came down to buying a two quid chicken that was on offer or not feeding my kids then I would buy the chicken. Ethics only go so far. I would love to buy ethically sourced clothing for example, but the prices for these clothes are generally far more expensive than say Primark.

I try to buy fairtrade too, coffee, bananas etc but again if it comes down to budget then ethics go out the window. Same goes for Nestle stuff, I try not to buy it, but I do not begrudge my kids a kit kat.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 01:24

I buy cheap chicken and eggs - it all taste the same to me and to be honest I dont give a stuff about how they are kept whilst they are alive. They're going to be killed for human consumption anyway. The only thing I think about going around a supermarket is my budget.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 11:39

But shouldn't you ask youself who is making the cheap Primark clothing and how much they are getting paid?

I wouldn't buy a Kit kat if my life depended on it.

And as for cheap chicken, who wants to eat a chicken that's spent its short life sitting, festering in its own crap?

I wish people would have a bot mroe self respect.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 13:38

I can tell the difference in taste between cheap chicken, and as it is so inhumane, I refuse to eat it. In fact it makes me sick thinking about eating it

However I can make very cheap nutritious dinners, its amazing what you can make for very little money really. and more importantly, fresh and nutritous not pumped full of lord knows what
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 16:16

fizzywizzy wrote:
But shouldn't you ask youself who is making the cheap Primark clothing and how much they are getting paid?

I wouldn't buy a Kit kat if my life depended on it.

And as for cheap chicken, who wants to eat a chicken that's spent its short life sitting, festering in its own crap?

I wish people would have a bot mroe self respect.

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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 16:18

It's about priorities really. I find that many (but not all) people who complain that good food is too expensive think nothing of smoking or drinking alcohol or paying a monthly sub to Sky or having an unnecassry mobile contract.

Your body needs to last you your whole life so why not look after it?
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 19:39

fizzywizzy wrote:


I wish people would have a bot mroe self respect.

So someone who buys and eats cheap chicken has no self respect ?

What a strange observation Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 20:23

Not really - in the same way that someone who continually pours loads of booze down their neck with no thought for their health has little self respect.

Or who smokes.

I see eating poor quality food as a sign that someone doesn't care that much
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 20:34

fizzywizzy wrote:
Not really - in the same way that someone who continually pours loads of booze down their neck with no thought for their health has little self respect.

Or who smokes.

I see eating poor quality food as a sign that someone doesn't care that much

While I can see where you are going, I really don't think those examples are a fair comparison.

There are many reasons why people drink or smoke, and few of them are simply that 'they don't care'.

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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 21:10

fizzywizzy wrote:
Not really - in the same way that someone who continually pours loads of booze down their neck with no thought for their health has little self respect.

Or who smokes.

I see eating poor quality food as a sign that someone doesn't care that much

Or hasn't got the money to buy a more expensive one, value chicken fillets 1.99 or free range for over a fiver? To a family on a budget it is a big deal.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Fri 15 Feb 2008, 23:09

WormThatTurned wrote:
fizzywizzy wrote:


I wish people would have a bot mroe self respect.

So someone who buys and eats cheap chicken has no self respect ?

What a strange observation Rolling Eyes

I see where Fizzy is going. If you buy cheap beef, you're probably eating a cow that's eaten other cows' *Bad Word* and b******s, and a selection of dangerous drugs, all minced up into its feed. I have more respect for my body than to eat that just because it costs 75p.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 01:30

Unfortunately I agree with Dave too. We are a family of 6 and for a Sunday roast chicken I buy Saindburys Value chicken for around the 3.50 mark for an extra large one.

The equivalent sized free range would cost double that and I am on a budget too.

I don't smoke and I hardly drink, do have sky though! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 03:23

the bit I dont get is why anyone would eat it though.

I can make a meal for six for less without resorting to chicken pumped full of god knows what.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 11:33

helencbradshaw wrote:
the bit I dont get is why anyone would eat it though.

I can make a meal for six for less without resorting to chicken pumped full of god knows what.

Exactly Helen!

We only buy organic meat. OK so we have no children but we do have other expenses that limit our spending. Now we buy only organic meat we eat a lot less of it and eat more veggie dishes. So when we do have meat, we have lovely tasty organic meat and we enjoy it even more.

If I had children I wouldn't let them eat 1.99 chicken. I just wouldn't...
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 12:03

Maybe you are right - but in terms of health I have never had any problems with it effecting us becasue of what the chicken has been fed on while it was alive.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 12:06

helencbradshaw wrote:
the bit I dont get is why anyone would eat it though.

I can make a meal for six for less without resorting to chicken pumped full of god knows what.

I could make a cheap meal for 6 without chicken as well, but I was saying if I chose to have a roast chicken dinner I would simply go for the cheaper chicken. It's not like we only ever eat that eveyr day, we do have cheaper meals from other things as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 12:22

I agree with Wendy. I can easily make a chicken last for X amount of people, but when shopping I would always go for the cheaper chicken.

I can't taste the difference between a 2.99 chicken and a 5.99 chicken so I will always go for the cheaper. Makes sence to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 14:39

spoilt_little_brat wrote:
I agree with Wendy. I can easily make a chicken last for X amount of people, but when shopping I would always go for the cheaper chicken.

I can't taste the difference between a 2.99 chicken and a 5.99 chicken so I will always go for the cheaper. Makes sence to me.

So basically you don't care what crap is in your food?
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 14:43

WendyBull wrote:
Maybe you are right - but in terms of health I have never had any problems with it effecting us becasue of what the chicken has been fed on while it was alive.

Yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Jamie's Fowl Dinners   Sat 16 Feb 2008, 14:54

plipplop wrote:
WendyBull wrote:
Maybe you are right - but in terms of health I have never had any problems with it effecting us becasue of what the chicken has been fed on while it was alive.

Yet.

Exactly - healthy young people contracted CJD after years of eating infected meat. Meat that didn't make them throw up right after eating it or put them on the loo for hours on end, but food that seemed OK at the time.

It proves that what goes around, comes around
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