Whatever is happening to our food? Or to our meat, to be precise. Up until now meat – fatty, grisly, chewy meat, glistening in tallow – has played a central role on our plates. It has been accessible to everyone, everywhere and has become a food cheaper, quite literally, than chips.
We are one of the fattest countries in the world. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, we come in at 7th place.
While last week’s moans turned to the poor preparations of security contractors G4S, the last four days have seen attention focusing on the restrictions placed on athletes, spectators, businesses, charities, your dinner, your clothes, your girlfriend and your dog over what they can and can’t do in association with the Olympics
With the country now on starters’ orders for the beginning of the London Games, the first winner has already been announced with the news that McDonald’s have become the first Olympic sponsor to refuse their Olympic tax break
Well, not if you live in San Francisco. In a desperate bid to tackle childhood obesity, the city has become the first in America to ban (by law) the giving away of free toys with unhealthy food in restaurants. Quite a drastic move, but not a new idea.
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