25th January 2017

Hands off our roast potatoes!

  This week, a funny thing happened.  When the not-so-new news story broke that browned toast and crispy roast potatoes might give us cancer, the nation held up its hands and, as one, declared, “Enough is enough!”  We’ve accepted that too much sugar, salt and the wrong kinds of fat are bad for us but seriously, ROAST POTATOES?  That’s a step too far.  Let’s look at the facts behind the headlines.  In summary, as Douglas Adams advises, “Don’t panic.”   The headlines stem from the publication of the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) new campaign “Go for Gold” to help people minimise how much acrylamide they eat.  Acrylamide is a (potentially cancer-causing – more on this later) chemical that is formed […]