Cheaper ingredients

ONE of the arguments constantly put forward in support of supermarkets is that the food is cheaper. The reason the food is cheap, particularly supermarkets' own brands, is because they are full of cheaper ingredients. Very often this is at the expense of

ONE of the arguments constantly put forward in support of supermarkets is that the food is cheaper.The reason the food is cheap, particularly supermarkets' own brands, is because they are full of cheaper ingredients. Very often this is at the expense of nutrients and essential fats. If you eat something and afterwards still feel hungry then this is not cheap food but expensive food. If there are then behavioural problems and obesity problems that result then this becomes very expensive food.We might also consider the fresh produce and question that all the fruit and vegetables grow to the same size, normally large and aesthetically pleasing. Fruit and vegetables do not grow in this way so what pesticides and antibiotics are added and what exactly are we eating along with the picked unripe, tasteless apples that have a long shelf life?In this instant Mike Bell should be supported, along with local shops that are selling real food, which may appear to be more expensive but in reality are much cheaper. Just use the supermarkets for 'known brand' purchases.PAUL ARNOLD - Purn Way, Bleadon


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