This week we ask “is salt really as bad for us as we thought?” and find out why a pint in a pub is so expensive. These are our top food news stories for this week.

Daily Mail

Salt is NOT as bad as previously thought: Even double the daily limit won’t increase your heart attack risk, study claims.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6045529/Salt-NOT-bad-previously-thought-study-claims.html

The guardian

UK would run out of food a year from now with no-deal Brexit, NFU warns: Farmers’ union says supply would dry up by August 2019 if Britain had to be self-sufficient.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/07/uk-run-out-of-food-no-deal-brexit-national-farmers-union

Telegraph

Why is my pint of beer so expensive? Going out for a pint is a longstanding British tradition, but, increasingly, it’s seen as an unaffordable pastime.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/pint-beer-expensive/

The-Times-logo

How chic is your platter? Laden with artisan cheeses and artfully arranged, the new food craze is a grazing table.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-chic-is-your-platter-kcj89stgc

metro

Meet the Michelin-trained vegan chef set to revolutionise plant-based fine dining.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/09/meet-michelin-trained-vegan-chef-set-revolutionise-plant-based-fine-dining-7818168/

And in local news…

Bristol 247

Most communities know exactly what they want from their local pub – and the people of Easton are making sure their wishes are clear to the new proprietors of the Sugar Loaf.

https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/parrot-pickled-eggs-smiley-people-wish-list-easton-pub/