This week’s food news | 7th May 2010

UK fish stocks in dramatic decline
A recent study suggests that the drop in fish stocks in British waters is more severe than first thought. Fishermen today are landing around 4 times less stock than their Victorian counterparts. A reform in common fisheries policy has been called for to allow for some level of recovery. Can’t believe I got through that without cracking an inappropriate fish pun. Time and a plaice for that.

Supermarkets have too much power says the Green Party
Major supermarkets, and in particular Tesco, have come under fire from political parties, reports the Grocer. The argument goes that the giants have so much money that they can afford to buy up any site they choose, appealing and re-appealing for planning permission until councils give in. This has a devastating affect on local businesses and the rest we know. Where do you shop?

World Cup drink deals scrutinized

Supermarkets had their wrists slapped further this week for offering cynical and downright irresponsible ‘kamikaze’ drink deals. The Daily Mail, unsurprisingly, joined in the condemnation of such deals, which many fear will fuel this binge-drinking culture of ours. What do you think? Is this irresponsible grog-peddling or simply a sensible response to demand?

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Other food news this week:

* Heston Blumenthal focuses attention on hospital food.
* Delia has, not to mince words, an absolute shocker with a risotto recipe.
* Chilli heat might be the key to killing pain, scientists say.
* Benefits of organic farming ‘over-exaggerated’, studies suggest.
* US schools starting to use fresher, local produce. Read here.

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Blog of the week
Signe ‘Scandilicious’ Johansen’s new blog is as sleek and sparkly as the girl herself. Well worth a peruse.

Recipe of the week
Ever a sucker for beetroot, I couldn’t help but be seduced by Eat Like A Girl’s recipe for Israeli couscous, beetroot shards, buffalo cheese and pea shoots.

Video of the week
My friends and studio landlords REVERE have made an impressive video for their single ‘We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow’. Despite reports, they insist the song was not written about the Labour party.

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4 responses to “This week’s food news | 7th May 2010

  1. Thanks James! Delighted you liked it. Agree re: Sig’s new blog too.

  2. Oh for Cod’s sake James, only one sole fish pun? I hate to carp about it but I thought you were a dab hand at this! Did you come up with the one pun and then flounder? I thought you were the kingfish of piscine punning but it seems you’re just a minnow. Appal-ling!

  3. Nibbles

    I’m not sure it’s appropriate for you and Hugh to pike fun at depleting fish stocks, Ramsden. Those poor fishermen are having a halibut time, you know. Nevertheless a brill post. Well done.

  4. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
    And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! 🙂
    12:34

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