Environment Secretary: "This criminal activity should be stopped"

Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson MP, has said that buying something labelled beef which ends up being horse meat is "fraud".

Speaking at the NFU conference in Birmingham, where one thousand farmers have gathered, he also told listeners "we must ensure the British public have confidence in the industry and what they're eating".

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Horsemeat row tops NFU agenda

More than 1000 farmers are at the NFU conference in Birmingham to discuss matters ranging from the horsemeat scandal, the crop crisis and the row over milk prices.