Tag Archives: Green Food Project

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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Digesting the diet debate

CAVE PAINTINGS never showed people eating carrots – so the argument for meat eating goes. In fact, humans remained largely carnivorous until fairly recently. Today, our simple gut of a single stomach, medium-length small intestine and short colon is “typical of an omnivore”, explains the dietician Carrie Ruxton in her recent paper: “Micronutrient Challenges Across the…
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Getting change on the table…fast

PERSUADING PEOPLE to eat sustainably could take time that we don't have. The government's Green Food Project is tackling the big question of what to do right now.   What will our food industry look like in 2050? It’s a fascinating debate and one that everyone has an opinion on. But the bottom line is always the…
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NEW ‘Honours’ Reward Healthy Best Practice Within Foodservice

First ever 'Health & Vitality Honours' launched - a brand new scheme specially created to establish a platform for foodservice businesses to showcase healthy best practice.                         Open for Submissions: 6th August 2012 Submission Deadline: 31st October 2012 Honours Lunch: 18th January 2013 (Venue…
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Hard choice to swallow

POLITICIANS FEAR the idea. Environmentalists love it. Consumers don’t understand it. And businesses are beginning to trial it. David Burrows investigates the controversial concept of sustainable diets.   Obesity and diet-related illness are on the increase. Fewer young people are being taught how to cook or grow food. And advertisers are targeting kids with junk…
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Shrinking wallets producing expanding waistlines

WITH FOOD prices on the rise and the UK in tough economic times, consumers have turned to low cost, processed foods, according to a new study.   Britain’s Changing Diet in Difficult Times, compiled by Waste Watch, shows how this changing diet is “seriously damaging” the health of the nation – and the planet.  …
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Government to tackle sustainable diets

THE FOODSERVICE sector has a “major role” to play in influencing consumer choice and shifting people to more sustainable, healthier diets.   New government project also commits to debate on GM   That’s according to a new government study into the UK’s food system.   The report is the first piece of work from the…
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