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Cameron’s coat of green is rapidly wearing thin

Rewind the clock six years and David Cameron and George Osborne were the golden boys of the green movement. Ever since, Cameron has made no secret that his commitments in opposition were hyperbole. Yet watching him in front of the liaison committee in January it was hard to tell whether (as Footprint’s associate editor, Nick…
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News review

LIVESTOCK IS RESPONSIBLE for 80% of agricultural emissions, according to new research published in Environmental Research Letters. The authors suggested that technical and behavioural changes are required to curb the emissions. PUPILS ARE twice as likely to achieve above average results if they eat breakfast, according to new research by scientists at Cardiff University. The…
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News review

More Scottish food please, Bidvest sustainability update, Hospitality delivers 10% of GDP, Keep big portions out of reach, Tea certification failures....                     NFUS challenges foodservice   Scotland’s farming union will approach foodservice and catering companies asking them to spell out their commitments to Scottish agriculture. The move follows Brakes’ announcement…
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NHS tries to dump junk food

CATERING FIRMS will be hauled in front of the NHS England board and told to offer up healthier choices in the country’s hospitals.                   Fast food chains operating on hospital sites, including Burger King, Greggs and Costa Coffee, could also be squeezed out as part of a…
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Farmers get desperate as ministers primed to step in

FARMING LEADERS have gone hoarse in recent days calling for “seismic change” in the way food is sold.                           Now they have published an action plan to avoid the sector going into meltdown on the back of falling milk and lamb prices.  …
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Jamie’s School dinners – 10 years on

10 YEARS after TV’s Jamie’s School Dinners, the BBC’s The Food Programme assesses progress made.                     A key development is that from being seen as ‘liberal and wishy washy’, policy makers have grasped that food matters. Food related diseases are known to be one of society’s…
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Round in circles

WHEN THE government doesn’t know what to do, it tends to call for a review. And that’s exactly what it did after the horse meat scandal, with Professor Chris Elliott heading an “independent review of Britain’s food system”. He’s expected to provide some interim findings next month, but the final report is unlikely to be any time before summer 2014.        …
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Have you been caught out?

FIRST IT was horse burgers, now it is fish fraud. Foodservice companies need to ask some tough questions of their suppliers.                           There's rarely a dull moment when it comes to food traceability at the moment. According to research reported on the BBC's…
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Will ministers get the drift?

SPRING SNOWSTORMS make the perfect backdrop for the government’s new chief scientist to get climate action back on the agenda.                           This isn't how it’s supposed to be. Spring should herald warmer sunshine and lambs prancing about in green fields. Instead, they are…
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7% of fish mis-labelled

FISH AND chip shops, restaurants and supermarkets are selling cod and haddock that are actually cheaper substitutes, according to new research.   The BBC has reported details of a new study showing that 7% of cod and haddock – two of the most popular fish in the UK – is actually pollock or Vietnamese pangasius,…
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