Keep politicians out of the chocolate purity fuss

July 12, 2009

Aaaagh. Greenie Sue Kedgley has waded in on the chocolate issue. Next bloody thing you know, there will be moves in Parliament to define chocolate in a way that rules out palm oil as a substitute for cocoa butter and there will be demands for all sorts of food labelling requirements.

The European Union spent 25 years doing something like that before allowing the sale of “chocolate” without cocoa butter.

There are environmental issues too.

The threat of politicisation is raised by news that –
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