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British eat record amount of German food, for better or wurst

For better or wurst, the British are eating a record amount of West German food. CMA, the Bonn government's marketing organization here, says that British imports of West German food topped 1.4 billion pounds ($2.1 billion) last year for the first time.

German sausages and cooked meats are the favorite items, but consumption of German cheese has doubled since 1982, it said.

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Spurred by growing health awareness, the British are also buying record amounts of German additive-free breakfast cereals, the marketing group said.

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