Food Banks in the News (again)

Thought we’d share a few links to stories relating to food banks. We’ll be posting a lot more of these I fear…

 

Manchester Evening News reports how food banks are not the answer to food poverty.

The Guardian report on the return of rickets to the UK as poor families can’t afford fresh fruit and veg.

Luciana Berger in The Independent slams Michael Gove for his ignorant comments on why people use food banks.

“an entire generation is being destroyed by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks” This report on the BBC website.

Fish Fingers…..but for how long!

Do you remember the old Bird’s Eye fish finger ads on TV?  I used to love watching the old sea Captain as a kid. Jai told me that ‘Bird’s Eye’ focus on advertizing chicken dippers now……… Cod must be getting very expensive as we continue to catch it and eat it to oblivion.

I wrote this about one of my own favourite dishes some time ago…………

Cod

Dead on my plate,
A cod or at least a slab of one,
Not the head nor the tail but the loin,
coated in beef dripping.
£3.50
Vinegar and salt on it,
my cod, my fish from the ocean,
The Atlantic, vast, cold and deadly.
Taken by a man in a boat, in huge waves,
his life on the line but he brought it back for me,
my cod, or at least my slice of it.
Gutted, boned and fried.
£3.50