Benefits of organic food doubtful
The organic debate rages on with further suggestions that ‘organic’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘healthy’. There is currently no strong evidence to show that organic produce provides greater health benefits than conventional farming. More importantly, there is absolutely no doubting the fact that organic farming is entirely unsustainable on a broad scale.
Supermarket foods a toxic asset
Sticky labels on some foods are full of a highly toxic chemical which can bleed through into the packets’ contents, scientists have found. One of the adhesives used in packaging is classed in the same ‘toxic’ category as mercury, asbestos, and hydrochloric acid. I’m tempted to say this is flagrant scaremongering – what do you think?
Anti trans fat move has a positive effect
There were concerns that banning one egregious foodstuff would lead to it simply being replaced by another. But it seems that restaurants in the U.S. are making an effort to swap naughty trans fats with healthier alternatives. Perhaps chains aren’t the unethical sorts we thought they were.
Other food news this week:
* Illegal fishing practices remain unchecked, according to BBC reports.
* Prince Charles criticizes the cost of wasted food.
* Following the launch of Chipotle, Taco Bell is now opening in the UK.
* Supermarket alcohol concerns continue to grow, with the WHO weighing in (that’s the World Health Organisation, not Roger Daltry).
Blog of the week
A compelling debate from Tim Hayward about whether cheese or dessert should come first. What do you think?
Recipe of the week
A beautiful, summery cocktail by the Daily Spud. The Cucumbert.
Good cause of the week
Chefs unite against Leukaemia. A very worthwhile cause. Click here for details.
Video of the week
Finally, an improvement in the fare offered by airlines: