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Food waste bill to get second reading

A food waste bill that could require large supermarkets, manufacturers and distributors to reduce their food waste by no less than 30% by 2025 will get its second reading in parliament this Friday (5th Feb 2016). The proposed bill also requires that the food industry enters into formal agreements with food redistribution organisations; and requires…
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Corbyn’s climate change commitments

JEREMY CORBYN is 32 points ahead of his nearest rival in the race for the Labour leadership.                   The new poll, published in the Times today, follows the publication of the hard-left politician’s environment policy. Here’s a summary of what’s new and what’s not.   1) Same…
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“Greenest Government Ever” defies polls

THE VOTES have been counted; the results have been declared. The Tories form a majority Government.                     David Cameron returns to No 10 following the General Election as Prime Minister. Last night saw Labour virtually wiped out in Scotland and support for the Lib Dem’s diminish.…
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“We have been the greenest Government ever” say Conservatives

THE CONSERVATIVE party's manifesto and election pledges launched this week claim to have stayed true to its promise of being the greenest Government ever.                   The Tories claim "We have been the greenest Government ever, setting up the world's first Green Investment Bank, signing a deal to…
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On Labour’s agenda: food equality and tougher rules on HFSS

TOUGHER FOOD regulation and food equality is expected in the UK if Labour is elected next year.                     During a debate on ‘Making an affordable nutritious food system accessible to all’ at last month’s Food Matters show in London, Debbie Abrahams, a member of the shadow…
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Horsemeat may still be prevalent in supply chain

A LABOUR FRONTBENCHER has suggested that thousands of tonnes of horsemeat may have entered the food supply chain in the three year’s prior to 2013’s food crisis.   Mary Creagh, who was Labour’s environment secretary at the time of the scandal, says she has evidence to back up her claims.   During an appearance on…
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Labour’s vision for a green economic future

NEW STATESMAN article by shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP   Tonight, at the annual Green Alliance debate, I will join an audience of business leaders, environmental campaigners and scientists to discuss Britain’s energy future.   Ten years ago, if you were attending a meeting of environmental campaigners and big business, you would have planned for…
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Caterers criticised in horse meat scandal

LABOUR HAS criticised the reaction of caterers and the hospitality sector to the horse meat scandal.   While the retailers have reacted with “speed” following the discoveries of horse and pork meat in beef products, shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh said she was “disappointed” that the hospitality and catering sector has not been so candid.…
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Labour commits to “zero food waste”

SHADOW SECRETARY of State for Environment Mary Creagh has committed a future Labour government to a policy of zero food waste. This would bring England into line with Scotland, which last year introduced new legislation to work towards a zero waste society.   Creagh made the commitment whilst speaking at the annual Foodservice Packaging Association…
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