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The Prospect Podcast #93: The battle over bread, with Dan Hancox

The curious battle behind an everyday staple

By Prospect Team  

“Bread is something that everyone has an opinion on. Often quite a strident opinion.”

It is an everyday staple—and the site of a curious political battle in Britain. Do you know your sourdough from your sourfaux? Writer Dan Hancox joins us on the Prospect podcast this week and takes us behind the “bread wars.” Who are the bakers and campaigners taking on the big chains to get fake sourdough off the streets? 

You can read Dan Hancox’s feature on the battle over bread here.

The story on the Aperol spritz discussed in the introduction is available here.

Plus: Stephanie Boland and Rebecca Liu on the misfortunes of the Aperol spritz

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