Perhaps off topic, but this morning I'm angry.
On the questions of food, drink and tobacco, I have for the past 40 years made my own decisions deaf to the politically inspired nonsense that comes from generations of tame government scientists. In food terms I avoid like the plague anything made in a factory, or by a chemical process outside of an animal or plant. A cow that emulsifies fat is cool, a factory that does so is evil. Butter is good, margarine is poison. So for decades I have used nothing but butter, olive oil and goose fat, and occasionally suet pastry made with lard, completely contrary to the shrieking PC voices of the idiot scientists.
I am partial to red wine, ale, cider and distilled spirits, fortified wines and sherry, and have consumed these always in quantities suitable to age, environment and contingent circumstances, completely ignoring the lunatic and arbitrary 'limits' of the idiot scientists. As a consequence I have no drink dependency and my liver is in excellent condition, as is my digestion and cognition.
I cook from fresh meat and offal, fish, shellfish and crustacea, vegetables, funghi, grains, rice and pulses. I enjoy preserved meats - particularly real English bacon and speck, that dried, air-cured speciality of the Alpine region. And sausages made from known pig. I avoid where I can the brine-inflated, soggy, flabby, dextrose pumped factory meat so loved by the idiot scientists, with a water content unknown to any living animal.
The only food factory poisons in my store and cupboards are table condiments and sauces - and these are next for elimination. There has to be something very wrong about mint sauce that can stay 'fresh' in the fridge for six months.
I don't generally proselytise about any of this - I just do my thing. Though I did point out to a colleague in the tea room eager to share her diet that the 'healthy' cup-of-soup she had just made contained two heaped teaspoons of sugar (11g) whereas my coffee had a scant half a teaspoon.
Sadly and tragically, as a direct result of the idiot scientists and their harmful 'advice' on fats and oils scores if not hundreds of people have died horribly and prematurely of cancer. They really now need to shut up or face the consequences. And yes, I have my own views on climate change as well that owe little to those chiselling scientific frauds.