Another thought provoking piece by Joanna Blythman; she's discussing the opening of easyFoodstore, the latest venture from easyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Iannou. The journalist uncovers the real costs of selling food this cheaply. This line says it all: "...government, big farming and “realist” commentators [...] would prefer that we all ate [...] factory-farmed chicken every day, rather than a better-raised bird once a month." So true. A must read.
If you're swaying between spending a bit more on organic food and sticking with non-organic, then have a look at this for info on the health benefits. Organic meat and milk contain 50% more omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease but at the same time provide you with less iodine, a useful mineral for development, particularly for pregnant ladies. Swings and roundabouts.
Asda's veg boxes have been getting a lot of headlines this week, and deservedly so, it's about time the supermarkets got on board with the misshaped veggies. Scroll to the bottom of the article to see if your local store has the boxes in stock.
The sugar brigade are out again; this time the victims are Starbucks, Costa and co, and their sweeeeeeet drinks. Quite scary stats here. If you're happy to never drink a large hot chocolate again then read on. Otherwise I'd avoid, you don't need this kind of information in your life.