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Labour win for Deliveroo

The Central Arbitration Committee has ruled that Deliveroo riders are self-employed, so the company has no legal obligation to pay the minimum wage or holiday pay. The CAC admitted there are “clearly concerns about the precarious nature of the work and the wider debate around the gig economy”. However, because the riders can allocate someone…
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Go go organic to feed the world

Organic farming could feed the world – provided there’s also a 33% reduction in the consumption of animal products, changes to animal feed and a reduction in food waste. The claim is made in a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. It came in the same week that the Food and Agricultural Organization…
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Government plays its green card

Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would hold government to account for upholding environmental standards in England following Brexit have been set out by environment secretary Michael Gove. Currently environmental decisions made in the UK – from improving air and water quality to protecting endangered species – are overseen by the European…
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We’re stepping up the war on obesity

With sugar reduction a work in progress and the OECD painting a grim picture of British health, Footprint is launching a new platform to help foodservice do more. By Nick Hughes. The shocking statistics came thick and fast: Britain is the most obese nation in western Europe. Obesity rates have almost doubled since 1990 and are…
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Can Brexit put Britain on a diet?

The Royal Society of Arts is asking big questions about the future of our food as leaving the EU offers the chance of a radical shake-up. By David Burrows. The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) suggested this month that just one of the 28 portions of fruit and veg…
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Chance of meeting obesity targets ‘less than 1%’

Obesity levels are on the rise across the world with almost every country now facing a serious nutrition-related challenge. This year’s Global Nutrition Report found that 2 billion of the world’s 7 billion people are now overweight or obese, meaning there is a less than 1% chance of meeting the global target of halting the…
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Businesses look to ditch EU suppliers

Almost half of UK businesses are actively looking to work with more domestic suppliers to reduce their exposure to EU supply chains, according to a new survey. The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) said that 40% of UK businesses with EU suppliers have begun the search for domestic suppliers to replace their EU…
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Waste2Zero Finalists Announced

We are delighted to announce that, following an unprecedented level of entries to the inaugural waste2zero awards, the following organisations are in the running to pick up a trophy recognising excellence in waste management and waste prevention.     918 COFFEE CO BAXTERSTOREY BRAKES CAFÉ SPICE NAMASTE CAMBRIDGE LEISURE CENTRE CAWLEYS COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS COMPASS…
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Panglossian views are not restricted to the political Pollyanna

The transport secretary’s view of post-Brexit food supply is reason to panic, says David Burrows. The EU has led UK food and environment policy for the past 43 years. Brexit therefore offers an opportunity to rip things up and start again, and who better to lead us into this new era of secure, safe, healthy…
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Better pay needed to plug hospitality skills gap

Nearly a third (31%) of people don’t think hospitality is a career path you actively choose, according to new research conducted for Nestlé Professional. The survey of 1,600 hospitality workers also revealed that: 45% of millennials consider a career in hospitality a “stop gap”; almost three quarters (73%) of managers are concerned the industry is…
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