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Do you want some plastic with that?

Do you want some plastic with that?

Food, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
In a new research study, it has been found that over 90% of worldwide salt brands have contaminated their salt with plastic. Having the word ‘sea’ on the packaging does not make your salt better if anything it increases the chances of ingesting plastic, as the highest levels of plastic were found within sea salt. This research revealed that only 3 out of 39 salt brands were plastic free, and all the rest were filled with microplastics the size of a sesame seed. Plastic rubbish getting dumped into the oceans are the reason for this contamination, as it gets broken down into tiny pieces due to friction. When creating sea salt, companies use evaporation of the ocean water, and this leaves behind trace materials mixed within the grains of salt. This recent study shows how va

Waitrose reveals top 2017 food trends and predicts what we will be craving in 2018

In 2017 we discovered that carbs are not so bad after all. According to the latest Waitrose Food and Drink Report, pasta, fresh bread, Mac ‘n’ cheese, bulgur wheat and quinoa were among the first choices of the Brits. 2017 was also the year of blueberries, turmeric, herbs, dark veggies like broccoli and kale, peanut butter, protein and buddha bowls (Yes, the colourful ones popping up on Instagram). With 2018 approaching, Waitrose ventured in what will be next year’s food craze:   Indian Street Food Indian food is not all about chicken tikka masala. Apparently, it will be common to spot food trucks selling smoked, grilled or seared delicacies and surprising hybrids such as “spiced burgers or lamb keema tacos”. Namaste, Indian tapas.   Japanese ‘dude food’ Gone