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Britain’s Food Industry Is an Unhealthy, Unsustainable Mess

Published: 19/12/2014

It’s Christmas time and the food industry’s saccharine adverts have graced our screens, presenting to us a vivid image of choice, sustainability and homespun happiness. But how wholesome is our food, really?

Stephen Devlin is an environmental economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and his report – the aptly titled “Urgent Recall” – released today, paints the UK’s food system as an unsustainable mess, one that’s ravaging the environment, perpetuating disease and exacerbating poverty and inequality.

 

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