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Making sugar and fat the new tobacco

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If you’ve watched the news recently, you can’t have helped but notice the recent sugar headlines. Action on Sugar, a new campaigning group, has just been set up and it’s been grabbing a lot of headlines. It’s leading the charge to alert people to how addictive sugar is and how a high fat, high sugar diet is […].. Read More

Choosing ethical banking


Last year, in the wake of the Libor scandal I wrote a blog encouraging people to think hard about where they choose to spend their money and store their money... Read More

Some Pure thoughts

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Well, as I mentioned last week, I went to Olympia on Sunday to chair a panel discussion looking at how independent retailers can help to regenerate the high street... Read More

Food lovers’ days out – this summer’s food festivals

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Well, the sun is shining and I’d love to be outside enjoying it rather than sitting inside in my office. Since that isn’t an option, I’m going to plan days out by doing a quick tour of some of this summer’s food and drink festivals in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Good food is guaranteed, the […].. Read More

What do you think when you think organic?

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The other evening I was listening to The Archers with my partner. Tom Archer was discussing his range of ready meals with his parents. (If you don’t listen to The Archers, I realise that this will mean nothing to you, but here’s Tom’s potted biography on the BBC website in case you want to get […].. Read More