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Diet wisdom

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From the paperback reissue of David Matless' excellent Landscape and Englishness (Reaktion Books), some timeless words from James Wentworth Day's 1943 classic, Farming Adventure : 'You do not breed good men and women on tinned meat, canned tomatoes, foreign eggs with a rubber stamp on them, or 'breakfast foods' packed in cardboard, kept for months, and sold at the pistol point of publicity campaigns. Food from our own soil - English beef, Southdown mutton, new milk, wheat with the grain in it - these are the enemies of the quack.' See you in St John's.

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