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Local Food for Local Barons

Peter Robert Henry Mond, 4th Baron Melchett, heir to Sir Alfred Mond's ICI fortune is choking over his branflakes this morning.

EATING organic food does not provide any significant nutritional or health benefits, finds a study published yesterday.

"The LSHTM study was focused on nutrition, but we also point out that with organic food people know where their food has come from and how it is grown. We encourage people to connect with local producers and get involved with box schemes and farmers' markets," he said.

Ahh that's nice. He's a proper gent he is. The idea that one should be properly introduced before putting anything in your mouth is the hall mark of an English Gentleman. Not for us the glory holes of commercial foods but instead we will stand back trying to avoid any eye contact until our host comes across and does the whole "Peter, you know Wensleydale don't you, His family has estates up north. Didn't you gobble his brother when you were at Eton?" thing.

(The perplexing thing is why is he referred to as Peter Melchett - his name is Peter Mond, who happens to be Baron Melchett. Jonny Porritt could be Baron Porritt if he chose to be so he wouldn't have the same problem.)

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I wish I had a title and loads of money. For one thing I'd be able to do other things than surf the net.

"The LSHTM study was focused on nutrition, but we also point out that with organic food people know where their food has come from and how it is grown.

SO, knowing the "organic" food at the grocery was farmed in California is ever so much better than knowing the same item without the "organic" label and price - was farmed in California. Yep. Got it.

Of course, he really means "Locally raised" food. I have never been to the area, but just how much farming is done in Cheapside?

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