Historically food was about sustenance and survival, and for too much of the world in the twenty-first century, it still is. But as societies develop beyond immediate needs, what we eat can be a pleasurable part of our lives. This snapshot of a debate at the Battle of Ideas in London shows the pleasure we derive from food might ultimately be destroyed by our modern obsessions. Will anxiety ultimately spoil the stuff of life and (as a London doctor argues) are the ‘5-a-day’ health brigade propagandists and wrong?

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