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Liz Truss stays, Amber Rudd and Andrea Leadsom join DECC

THIS WEEK'S reshuffle has seen David Cameron line up his new green team. Liz Truss will continue as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), whilst in the same department, George Eustice is promoted to Minister of State and Rory Stewart is appointed as junior minister.            …
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My viewpoint: Sue Dibb talks about new sustainable diet guidelines

NEW SUSTAINABLE diet guidelines are welcome but ministers need to make the advice official to help both food businesses and the public make informed choices, says Sue Dibb.   In July the government published a landmark report. But there was no press release and relatively little publicity. What marks out the blandly named “Sustainable Consumption…
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PM faces tough questions on green claims

THE PRIME Minister is likely to have a tough afternoon ahead when he faces questions later today from senior MPs on the Government’s environmental record.                           The evidence session, in front of members of the Liaison Committee – the chairs of a number…
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Government backs GM

THE GOVERNMENT is hoping to “speed up” the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the UK.   In an interview with the Telegraph, published today, the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said GM “would be a good thing” and criticised those opposed to the controversial technology.   Hours later, support for Paterson and GM came…
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