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Fat chance

A couple of weeks back Mole brought you the news that sales of chocolate and fast food were on the up as struggling consumers indulged in a spot of comfort eating to ease their monetary sorrows. Well, last week the situation got worse.

Apparently, as consumers tighten their purse strings they are shunning healthy, good quality food and opting for cheap ready-meals instead. Experts are worried we may soon have an obesity crisis on our hands.

Meals full of e-numbers and processed meat are flying off the shelves while organic food and fresh produce is being ignored. Mole thinks Jamie Oliver must be fuming.


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