From a nutrition and food safety aspect there is no harm in eating horsemeat; the real issue is that today the public expect to know the ingredients of what they are eating.
People find eating some meats unacceptable, including horse which is not usually eaten in the UK.
The horsemeat scandal demonstrates how long and complicated the food chain we all depend on is. Regulating our food supply is expensive.
Some of the best, and worst, jokes and gags from Twitter users discussing the discovery of horse DNA in some supermarket beef burgers.
We've seen the jokes on Twitter but the discovery of horse and pig DNA in beefburgers poses a serious question; where did it come from?