Friday, 21 August 2009

A little of what you fancy

It seems that cigarette, alcohol and junk food sales have soared in the London area while spending on fruit and vegetables has fallen. The article quoted interprets this in a negative way as slipping back into “unhealthy” lifestyles as a response to the financial and mental pressures of the recession. But could it be that people are seeing through the ever more shrill and ludicrous claims of the Righteous health lobby and taking the entirely sensible view that a little of what you fancy does you good?

(h/t Raedwald)


  1. I suspect it's a case of turning to 'comfort' pleasures during a crisis.

  2. Well, it would seem you have to be well-off to afford the luxury of being "green" or "organic".


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