I bought an Aldi veggie chilli ready meal the other day and it keeps winking at me from the freezer.
Trouble is, it's difficult even when you try to buy decent food, especially at the supermarket - sulphites in bacon being the latest thing doing the rounds, which is a particular issue for pilots and airfield canteens. Our local butcher and greengrocer is well used but even they mainly buy from wholesalers, and presumably they in turn buy from the same importers and distributors as the supermarkets.
These large chains put a lot of effort into their food science and share more of the information than my butcher. Very very occasionally the butcher's bacon will have the white sludge but the dry cured Aldi bacon never seems to. McDonalds tell us about their supply chain, the nutritional content, how they are trying to improve it, etc. Even putting the corporate marketing spin to one side the only way I can improve on that is to buy direct from the farm down the valley.
It seems that the only way to improve the health of the nation is by legislating he producers since decades of post rationing education doesn't appear to be working.
Oh, Burger King - business rates is killing them. Same old story of modern High St retail, too many square feet and not enough customers feet, so chains are often pulling back when leases end / break and focusing on retail parks and roadside where the footfall is more scientific and less reliant on the local council.
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