Organic hippie food slumps in recession
Organic food and drink sales are falling during this economic slump by 10% as shoppers remembered how much joy there is in cheap, fatty, grotty food when you're feeling lousy.
The Co-operative Group's annual report into ethical consumerism showed that obviously middle-class people still unaffected by the recession are buying up more ethical clothes and things like solar panels and heat pumps, but organic food is switching everyone else off.
This report has been compiled since '99 and is based on national data covering spending through all retailers rather than just from the Co-op's own outlets.
The recent slump in organic sales means that, from an all-time high of nearly £2bn in 2008, figures have dropped by 23%.
Spaghetti hoops, Arctic Rolls and greasy crisps are just better than aubergines and hummus aren't they?