Some will consider me a food snob for posting this, but I think it's worth the risk. Over on Time magazine's website they've got an interesting photo essay called 'What the World Eats'. Each photo shows a family and what they eat over a week. The main difference is that more processed and packaged food appears in the photos of families from developed countries. My favourites are some of the families who seem to have a huge amount of delicious looking fresh veg, like those from Mexico and Ecuador. Some of these families look rightly proud of their food.
Now have a look at what the British family eats.
There's nothing wrong with a bowl of Weetabix or a good old British chocolate bar, but the Baines family seem to eat so little fresh produce I'm surprised they don't have scurvy. Do they know what a meal made using fresh produce tastes like? What this picture really illustrates is the thrall in which the large food companies still hold us.
I shall be writing to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and asking him to pay the Baines a visit . . .