Dutch eggs scandal: another food panic

The current scandal surrounding contaminated eggs from Dutch farms confirms, according to some commentators, that our food system is broken and dangerous - and we’re all to blame as consumers because we’re addicted to cheap food. Nonsense.

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Palmed off with dubious scare stories

The scaremongering about palm oil reveals the dangers of blending science and politics.

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Chlorinated chicken scare: where’s the meat?

The finer points of food processing have become a Brexit battleground.

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Jamie Oliver vs Theresa May

How the mockney bore politicised school meals.

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Why do we need an obesity strategy?

Our waistlines are none of the government’s business.

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The truth about the ‘diabetes epidemic’

Ignore the doomsayers. People with diabetes are living longer – and they won’t bankrupt the NHS.

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We’re all malnourished now

The definition of ‘malnutrition’ is expanding faster than our waistlines.

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Obesity: a ‘national risk’?

The real danger we face in Britain today is the demand from doctors for overweening regulation of our lives.

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Sugar: It’s Choice Restriction Week!

Campaigns to impose regulations and taxes on sugary food and drink are bad for consumer freedom.

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Keep bacon, abolish the World Health Organisation

No, we shouldn’t worry about eating meat.

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