Hungry googlers looking for something to cook for dinner tend to arrive at the BBC’s food website. It’s the number one search engine result for pretty much any basic recipe, with Jamie Oliver usually in second place. The demise of the Beeb food site means Jamie will likely now become the first result. What does this mean for the diets of families across Britain?
Let’s take one example. The BBC’s BBQ chicken recipe, soon to be deleted from the internet forever, contains a relatively healthy 23g of sugar per serving. Mums will instead soon be offered Jamie’s “best BBQ chicken”, which contains a staggering 45g of sugar per portion, double the amount in the Beeb recipe. That’s 50% of an adult’s recommended daily sugar intake!
Not only has the BBC conveniently chosen to cut the one thing that will make everyone upset about cuts to their funding. We’re also left with Jamie Oliver’s sugar-saturated sickly sweet nosh in their place..