Was doing research today into the following story - dailymail.co.uk/news/articl... - and the one thing that puzzles me is why the UK didn't choose to fortify flour with folic acid like most other developed nations in the late 1990s; once the evidence became available that such a move would prevent birth defects.
There doesn't seem to have been any industry objections - reportedly the food industry are happy to comply.
Was there some sort of weird - Daily Mail / Daily Express -esque - "hands of our bread" campaign?
"Fury at secret EU plan to add dangerous supplements to our bread!" ?
Or did the politicians just never got around to doing it?