According to The Telegraph, a survey commissioned by pudding maker Matthew Walker has found that only 41% of those asked will be having roast turkey for their Christmas dinner, with beef, lamb, chicken, goose and duck all increasingly featuring on the festive menu.
The London 2012 Organising Committee has pledged to serve ’the best of British’ food during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Committee says it will source all dairy products, beef, lamb and poultry from Britain. Bananas, tea, coffee and sugar will be Fairtrade and traditional British cheese such as cheddar will also be British. Chosen caterers will also include the London 2012 commercial partners Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Cadbury, who will provide the only branded products on sale. According to the BBC, 20% of the food would be supplied by these three companies.
According to research by Dr Xiao Ou Shu, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA, eating soya foods may help prevent breast cancer from returning. The study showed women with the highest consumption of soya foods, had a lower recurrence rate.
Cornish sardines have been given EU protected status for their quality and regional identity and join the likes of Melton Mowbray pies and Stilton cheese in the Protected Food Names Scheme.