126. Mindful eating
What’s in your food? Before you push another forkful into your mouth, can you say for sure that there are no nasties lurking in the lettuce or hiding in the hummus?
Here’s how to know your enemies.
It seems that with every day’s news we hear about more things in our environment that are bad for us – in the air we breathe, the water we drink and most of all in the food we eat.
News reports of alar in apples, GM crops, food irradiation, BSE in beef and dioxins in milk are enough to put you off eating for good. But is it really that bad? Intensive farming methods have been used extensively to maximise production in recent years. This is not because farmers are intrinsically a greedy, profit-focused bunch; it is because ...