There comes a time when you have to take a stand for a cause; and protecting food heritage seems like a pretty good cause and now seems like a really excellent time. There’s a silent war being waged on traditional and heritage foods around the world, in fact, on all food that is sustainable and readily available at the community level.With backroom deals like the ‘regulatory convergence’ and other TTIP nightmares hanging around our heads, it’s a good idea to start paying attention and taking a stand.
We warned Food Fight would be returning to the vexed subject of sugar in food but the fast changing situation in the UK means we’re revisiting it sooner than expected.
Within a couple of days of our last dispatch from the sugar bowl more initiatives hit the headlines. The big shock we reported was the decision by UK supermarkets to back laws intended to half the amount of sugar contained in the food they sell.