Paul Smiddy is a retail consultant.
How do you fancy recruiting from a talented but hugely under-appreciated pool of labour? 20,000 members of the armed forces leave each year and many fail to secure jobs worthy of their skills.
The world is short of agricultural land. There are an increasing number of mouths to feed. The emerging middle classes in developing countries are looking for badges of affluence, one of which is to forsake the vegetarian diets of their grandparents to demand more meat.