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‘Takeaway tax’ receives cautious welcome

Campaigners along with parts of the foodservice sector have welcomed the government’s decision to seek views on a tax on single-use plastic packaging. In Wednesday’s budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government will launch a call for evidence in 2018 seeking views on how the tax system or charges could reduce the amount of…
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Brexit the biggest food crisis since WWII

Brexit is the most serious challenge the food industry has faced since World War Two, according to the head of the Food and Drink Federation. Ian Wright told the Food Matters Live conference in London this week that food and drink was more impacted by Britain leaving the European Union than any other business sector…
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Labour pledges more radical obesity policies

A Labour government would introduce more stringent restrictions on junk food advertising to children and extend the soft drinks levy to cover milkshakes. Speaking at this week’s Food Matters Live conference in London, shadow health minister Jon Ashworth said the government’s childhood obesity strategy should have been far more radical and promised that a Labour…
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Contradictions in Government Policy In Relation To Sugar & Public Health

At this week's launch of Footprint's Public Health Responsibility Conference at Food Matters Live, Professor Jack Winkler, Emeritus Professor of Nutrition Policy, London Metropolitan University spoke about the disconnect in Government policy on sugar and public health. Watch this video for fascinating insight....

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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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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