Editorial
Volume 16 Issue 7 - 2021
Good Taste of Healthy Human
Paul Clayton*
Clinical Pharmacologist and Pharmaco-Nutritionist, United Kingdom
*Corresponding Author: Paul Clayton, Clinical Pharmacologist and Pharmaco-Nutritionist, United Kingdom.
Received: May 24, 2021; Published: June 28, 2021




Let them eat cake

The law is often an ass, but every now and then it gets it right. A few months ago, the Irish Supreme Court ruled that the bread in Subway sandwiches contained too much sugar to be classified as bread [1]. The EU statutory limit of sugar in bread is 2% of the flour base but Subway’s ‘bread’ came in at 10%, a mere 5 times the legal limit.

That meant, said Ireland’s 5 top judges, that whatever Subway was wrapping round its sandwich fillings might be cake or brioche, but it was definitely not bread. Mr Justice Cocklecarrot [2] - sorry, Donal D. O’Donnell - explained that the definition was designed to distinguish the staff of life from such frivolous products as brownies and doughnuts.

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Citation: Paul Clayton. “Good Taste of Healthy Human”. EC Nutrition 16.7 (2021): 01-05.

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