Food in the news
06 November, 2009
Savouries manufacturers, take note: The Times devoted its front page on October 27 to a story headlined 'Give up meat to save the planet', based on an interview with influential climate change expert Lord Stern. Stern predicted that a successful deal at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December would lead to soaring costs for meat and other foods that generate large quantities of greenhouse gases. "Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world's resources. A vegetarian diet is better," he said.
Meanwhile The Daily Express reported that a diet of so called 'junk food', such as doughnuts and cakes, is "almost as addictive as heroin". The story was based on research from neuro-scientist Paul Kenny, which found that foods high in fat and sugar are addictive.
In other news, The Daily Mail reported that eating high-fat foods causes significant short-term problems, reducing physical endurance and your ability to think clearly in just a few days. Research from Oxford University found that rats fed a high-fat diet showed signs of cognitive impairment in a matter of days.
Finally, The Independent reported on new research linking high fructose corn syrup to high blood pressure.