• How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket

    One year ago - By The Guardian

    It's cheap, attractive and convenient, and we eat it every day - it's difficult not to. But is ultra-processed food making us ill and driving the global obesity crisis? By Bee Wilson Nearly three decades ago, when I was an overweight teenager, I sometimes ate six pieces of sliced white toast in a row, each one slathered in butter or jam. I remember the spongy texture of the bread as I took it from its plastic bag. No matter how much of this supermarket toast I ate, I hardly felt sated. It was like eating without really eating. Other days, I would buy a box of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes or a...
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