Rob Lyons
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Rob Lyons is deputy editor of Spiked (www.spiked-online.com) and writes about a range of subjects with a particular interest in food, science and the environment. He is the author of Panic on a Plate: How Society Developed an Eating Disorder, published by Imprint Academic in October 2011, and is a frequent commentator on TV and radio. He blogs on food issues at www.paniconaplate.com.

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Dear Anna Soubry... You're Wrong

(5) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM

The newish minister for public health probably thought she was being sympathetic with her comments about obesity and the poor. But she was really just revealing her prejudices.

Soubry told the Daily Telegraph that "it was 'heartbreaking' that many of the families who were at greatest risk of obesity...

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The Truth About Jamie Oliver's 'Pink Slime'

(58) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Last week, the Daily Mail reported that McDonald's in America has responded to a segment in Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution by removing an ingredient called "finely textured lean beef trimmings" from its burgers.

This luxurious-sounding product is in fact another form of 'reclaimed meat', where meat processors try...

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Let's Hear it for Processed Food!

(6) Comments | Posted September 4, 2011 | 8:00 PM

Listening to some foodie types, you would think that anything that has been remotely industrially processed was as deadly as nerve poison. Yet even food snobs eat plenty of processed food. It's just the right kind of processed food.

A great illustration of the fact that there is nothing wrong,...

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Obesity: Have the Experts Just Got it Wrong?

(4) Comments | Posted August 26, 2011 | 7:08 AM

The latest edition of medical journal The Lancet features a special series of articles on the problem of obesity. As the front cover declares: 'The conclusions are unambiguous. We need collaborative changes in many aspects of our environment to avoid the morbid consequences of overweight and obesity.'

The...

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