The BBC has a short discussion about bread and its value.
If most people read the Ingredients of shop bought British bread they would be surprised, most U.K. Bread is full of additives, preservatives and forced fermentation - cheap bread. no wonder gluten intolerant is on the rise in U.K.
I go on about sourdough bread and how we should go back to local bakers making bread each day, the old way, but most people just smile at me - you know - that smile !!
there are a growing number of artisan bread shops in the U.K. , but mostly in the city and prosperous areas, unfortunately, poorer areas have massed produced cheap 'bread'.
france however - this is where this report was made - still have mostly local artisan bread shops. Hopefully it will stay like that for them.
The poor are relegated to crap food just about everywhere. The concomitant health problems related to poor diet are also therefore more prevalent in lower economic levels too.