I like to compare a lot of things to Marmite. It’s a love it or hate it simile that I often roll out. But there’s one comparison that rings very true. Mayonnaise. I hate it – will you join my campaign?
Posts tagged with "food-labelling"
McDonald’s and other food chains have bowed to pressure to list the calorie content of their food in store. But will this information actually work in giving you a nudge to choose a different, ‘healthier’ option?
What do Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Asda have in common? They’ve all signed up to the ‘Responsibility Deal’ to bring us healthier foods. But will they stick to their promises?
Do you know when you’re eating food from GM crops – and do you try to avoid it? If so, you may be unhappy to hear that the EU is relaxing its rules on the import of GM in animal feed…
How often do you buy food based on where it comes from? Many of us take a cursory glance at the label before adding it to the trolley, but it could all be in vain if recent research is anything to go by.
Can a drink with nearly five teaspoons of sugar really be ‘delicious and nutritious’? Not according to the ASA, which banned such claims from VitaminWater ads. But more sugary waters still lurk on shop shelves…
Bacon is a bit of a British passion. It’s brown sauce’s best friend, and features in both the fry-up and bacon butty. But have you ever seen it leak white and watery mush? It’s all down to added water…
People want to know who owns the ethical brands they’re buying. But big brands like PepsiCo and Unilever seem reluctant to say that they own smaller ethical names, so we unwrapped the brands to find out the truth.
Stuffed crust is more fattening than thin crust, right? And fresh must be better than frozen. Not necessarily – especially when it comes to pizza. But could clearer information help you make healthier choices?
Sustainable fish is back in the news with Greenpeace claiming consumers are being ‘duped’ by the Marine Stewardship Council. Is the criticism valid – and does it make you sceptical about buying sustainable fish?
Foods that help your immune system, supplements to aid bone health, a drink to regulate your gut – all products many swear by. But should they be able to make such health claims if they’re not backed by science?
BBC’s Panorama asked whether a tax on junk food would make Britian healthier earlier in the week. But should we be concentrating on reducing the price of healthy options instead?
San Francisco is planning to ban free toys with kids’ meals unless fast food outlets get healthier. Again, this puts the spotlight on kids’ food marketing – but we need creative ways to make healthy eating appealing.
Sustainable labels can be confusing and expensive, but let’s remember that they’re choices for each individual to make. We should work out what’s right for our own conscience – and budget.