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Cook it yourself

2 minutes

How cooking for yourself can free you from the grip of salt, sugar and fat

Corporations hook us with unhealthy yet irresistible ingredients. Cooking for yourself is the key to breaking the cycle, according to the US food journalist Michael Pollan.

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Producer: Damn Fine Media

Video by the RSA

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