6 April 2014: Published in the Observer, my piece on the "5 a day" debate got an amazing 900+ comments. Some of them quite well-tempered (must be something in the diet). So now it's seven a day? Here's my easy alternative: just stop eating rubbish Nanny Britain's fruit and veg regime will never work … Continue reading Don't eat crap. Three times a day.
Update, 1 May 2014. The booze giants won a ruling yesterday allowing them to take their challenge over minimum pricing to the European Court. It's now 13 months since the law passed by the Scottish parliament should have come into effect, and started saving lives and livers. Latest briefingfrom Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems here . The challenge will … Continue reading Boycott the bullying whisky barons
An ongoing discussion of Big Sugar and its spending in academia 24 January 2016: BBC1's The Big Questions held a live debate in Edinburgh on sugar and health. During it I stated that Professor Mike Lean, chair of human nutrition at Glasgow University, was funded by Coca-Cola for some of his research. He objected. I based my assertion on a 2012 … Continue reading The sugar corps: scientists for sale?