First, a book note. I have multiple stories by some of you and if I go with my plan of putting the ‘About the Author’ part beside the stories, I’m stuck with putting all of each author’s stories together rather than mixing them around a bit.
I’m considering a set of ‘About the Author’ pages at the end of the book instead. Does that sound like a better idea? Opinions are always welcome.
We now return to our regular programming….
Standardising food. Plain packaging has already been called for for food, and as with cigarettes, it’s not ‘plain packaging’ they really want. It’s standardised packaging. They want control of the size of the pack, not just the colour. Junican pointed this out with cigarette packaging ages ago.
So the EU is being cajoled into standard portion sizes for ready meals. No matter if you want a snack or a full dinner, the meal will be the same size anyway. It’ll be snack size, not dinner size.
Some people have desk jobs and are sat down pretty much all day. Those people might need to watch their food intake, maybe use a gym or (much cheaper) go for a walk or ride a bike. Others work on building sites, farms etc and are engaged in burning calories at a high rate all day and every day. Some people need more calories per day than others. The Healthists impose the same ‘calorie intake requirement’ on everyone with no consideration of what they do all day and no allowance for metabolic variation.
To the point then. What is a ‘portion’. I don’t mean the Jethro version, I mean the food version.
For me, it’s as much as I feel like eating at one sitting. Sometimes a plateful. Sometimes a slice of cheese on a biscuit. It depends on what I did that day.
It does not depend on EU nor Healthist rules, and it never will.