One cannot help but compare the CTPA's dilemma to that of the food industry. It's all a matter of risk and a proportionate approach. As Flower added, it's getting to the point where you have to put 'do not drive your buggy into the pond' in your golf club rules. But Dr John Adams, emeritus professor of geography at University College of London, warned the situation was already out of control. Attending a risk assessment conference in Calgary, Canada, he noticed a sign proclaiming 'Due to the increasing number of allergies, this is a fragrance-free conference'. A worrying development indeed for the perfumery association.
Bogof would like to thank those organic retailers who helped his colleague in her hour of need. Having reported her distress at finding her Abel & Cole box stolen one morning - and the subsequent shenanigans dealing with it - our deputy editor has now tested the new Tesco Fenland Organics and Ocado schemes, as well as locating a new hiding place for the Abel & Cole box. Thumbs up all round. Now it's the tricky decision of whether to go for muddy carrots piled with everything else into a box or scrubbed up ones in a plastic bag delivered with her other groceries at a convenient time.