Just watching Jamie Oliver's "Ministry of Food" just kind of brought home something I really don't think about much. But, and not trying to brag or anything, because, like I said, I don't think about it much, I've possibly eaten at a fast food outlet perhaps three times in the last twenty years.
I think I told you a couple of months ago that I got some insane craving for a Big Mac -- a very unusual occurrence for me -- but when we went to McDonald's and I bit into it I almost puked.
I don't want to sound self-righteous at all. But I know that my 7-year-old son, if he's ever in my care, will never, ever see the backside of a fast food outlet. He won't drink Coke on my watch, even though, hypocrite that I am, I drink it at least once a week. He will never know the horror of a fast-food burger or, indeed , fast-food anything on my watch. If he wants a burger I'll make it for him, ground from scratch, which is the only way I eat my burgers nowadays.
I know this is not possible for 98% of the world, but the inexpensiveness of junk food just contributes to the pandemic of eating it for so many families.