Local food – it’s not simply a question of miles

24 January 2012 - 6:00pm -- Gerry Danby
Slow Food Earth Markets

The other day the Cambridge News carried a piece headed: ‘The 30-mile diet: eating local, eating green’. One of the latest of a number of similar events that have taken place around the country in recent times. Whilst I admire such initiatives I trouble a little that we should not lose sight of the true value and meaning of ‘local food’.

It’s official – processed food is designed to be addictive!

1 December 2011 - 11:27pm -- Gerry Danby
Givaudan - trying to create an addictive taste

Givaudan - trying to create an addictive taste

The American news and current affairs programme 60 Minutes on CBS News recently broadcast a programme about one of the biggest global players in the food industry you have probably never heard about. It may be American but its reach is worldwide. Givaudan is the largest flavouring company in the world and employs 9,000 people in 45 countries. The flavouring industry is the enabler of food processing.


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