Thursday, 23 October 2014

MRSA st398 - As Islay listens. the parallel Bornholm project gets criticism


The Danish Greens are reacting to Denmark Crown's Bornholm project by suspecting a red herring.

The Danish government and pig industry are in desperate trouble with porcine MRSA and antibiotic resistance spreading to the public, exporting infected pigs and pork is also a source of much criticism.

The Greens think the whole scheme to produce antibiotic free pork from healthy pigs on the island of Bornholm for sale at a premium price, is merely an attempt to be seen to be doing something.

That will be part of the explanation, of course, the Danes are indeed desperate to be seen to be doing something.

Britain, and in particular Scotland, is in the same position. They will have to own up to porcine MRSA in the pigs soon, also importing and exporting infected pigs and pork, and need to be seen to do something too.

So not only are the scheme proposed by the writer as the Islay High Health Pig Farm, and the Bornholm scheme very similar, with the same rationale and objectives, they both meet similar political and public health imperatives.

Edinburgh will have noticed and may well be considering asking Danish Crown for help and even investment. Scots, and British generally, eat much Danish pork.

Now, those interested need to read what the writer actually said about the scheme that he eventually labelled "the "Islay High Health Pig Farm." They can ignore the occasional bursts of humour as he was stalked, defamed and harassed.

They need to read the man, not his, now panicky, detractors, who seemed to think they could speak for Islay and turn away employment and prosperity by harassing the proposer.

Much was invented by the Islay birdwatchers in order to try to rubbish the scheme.

It was a high quality safe scientific operation offering good jobs for a wide range of skills on Islay, meeting a need, and expected to generate a profit. The writer has an impeccable business record in start-ups, PLCs, joint ventures with British and EU companies.

The defamations can easily be put to rest, by checking with Companies House.

So the allegation of it being a red herring is wrong in the case of the Islay High Health Pig Farm, whatever may be true in Denmark.

The Danes, in the face of a disaster, are finally getting it right. Scotland can do the same.

Further information on the development of the original proposals for the Islay High Health Pig Farm can be found on the newsgroup uk.business.agriculture.