I’ve often written in this column about plant-based ‘burgers’ and the like. Last week I was told of a presentation by Prof Alice Stanton of Devenish at the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) AGM where the nutritional quality of steak was compared to a plant-based ‘burger’ and balanced diets were discussed. I won’t go into the detail of it, but nutritionally the steak is miles ahead. INHFA president Colm O’Donnell summed it up well: “If you were doing a survey on the presidents of farm organisations and asked them what their favourite food was, I would be saying a good mug of milk, new spuds and a leg of a lamb.” That sounds like a balanced diet to me.