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Growing taste for 'long life' sandwiches threatens health and environment:

One such example is cheese analogue, a fake cheese product used to bulk out packaged pizza or pasta dishes. Made from vegetable oil and milk by-product it has minimal nutritional value, isn't a suitable alternative for those with a lactose intolerance or vegan diet, and with rainforest depleting palm oil often featuring in the ingredients, has no environmental advantages over the real thing. The only purpose of cheese analogue, then, is to reduce the cost of manufacture, regardless of a loss of quality. Ruth Anslow used to work as a negotiator with large supermarkets before setting up Hisbe with her sister, Amy. She describes one meeting in which a buyer boasted he saved his company millions by forcing a supplier to remove the quality cuts of chicken from economy pies and replace them with much lower grade meat. 'The price to consumers didn't change, but idea was that they...

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