In sympathy with the farmers
Vegetarian Benn takes charge of environment | Earth News | Earth | Telegraph
The arrival of the bean-eating Mr Benn in charge of livestock - as part of his brief as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - has caused sharp intakes of breath in the farming world.
Mr Benn, who eats neither meat nor fish, has been a vegetarian for the past 35 years, even converting his father, Tony, to the cause.
So no point in inviting him down for the Full English at the farmhouse table then.