I only write about food politics occasionally. But today I'm choosing to depart from my more usual decadent adult topics to write about the crucially important issue of the nutrition and marketing by multinational companies of infant formula milk for babies, and what impact that stands to have globally for health, and those in poverty.
Being passionate about good quality, healthy food is inextricably linked with the politics, economics, ethics and education surrounding it. Last weekend I went to see food writer, broadcaster and activist Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall talking at Abergavenny Food Festival in Wales, UK, about his life in food. A significant and compelling part of what he said was about his food activism, and especially about why - from an ethical and health perspective - we should all be eating less and better meat, and more plants. In summarising what he said in this post, I'm trying to do my small bit to spread Hugh's important and inspiring messages.
It's General Election time, and as a departure from this blog's usual themes, my new post today is about food poverty and foodbanks.