Equally you might have seen the campaigns of various sirens of the food world; Giles Coren is particularly fond of a call to action to spice up his weekly column with his 2009 tap vs bottled water and foie gras(!) skirmishes or his current Back Off On Meat (BOOM!) stance which might seem a little disingenuous for a restaurant critic... Or you might have taken more notice of those endorsed by food movements such as Sustain who push for you to back their Good Catch campaign backed by Marine Conservation, Chicken Out and even local food awareness (although how that goes down at your local Chinese is anyone's guess).
At heart all these crusades are not a bad thing. It is undeniably beneficial for us and the environment to eat less meat and less over-fished marine stocks, be aware of where our food comes from and how it is produced, but does it stick in your throat to have it dictated to you how you spend your hard-earned cash? Are you influenced by any of these campaigns and do you ask in restaurants about sourcing? Do you check the relevant websites for whether your chosen destination is toeing the party line? Have you ever – gasp – left a restaurant if they haven't answered your ethical queries...? In short – are you a food crusader?