Chocogate – not!

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31 Mar 2007

On my return from Switzerland I find an example of what sadly seems to pass for investigative reporting in Britain nowadays. Without any fear for its own safety the Independent has been to its local sweetshop (or perhaps it was an evil supermarket) to buy 10 popular types of Easter egg. It then weighed the eggs to discover that the wrapping can sometimes weigh almost as much as the chocolate. This is all part of the newspaper’s “campaign against waste”. It does not seem to realise that significant amounts of waste are an integral part of affluent society. And in any case packaging is necessary to keep produce in good condition.

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