It's good to see the Food Standards Agency is ensuring high standards of plain English along with its more mainstream role of ensuring high standards in food. In its review of the BSE controls it referred to "intra-species recycling" before adding bluntly, "(cannibalism)". And its chairman, Sir John Krebs had no time for namby pamby phrases like chicken manure. Asked which foul substances farmers are currently allowed to feed their fowl, he came up with "feathers and shit". {{COUNTERPOINT }}