Tag Archives: Daily Telegraph

Hunt in the firing line on sugar tax

THE SUGAR tax debate took another twist this week when the heath secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS officials were accused of suppressing the findings of a scientific review into the controversial policy.   Public Health England – the country’s independent public health agency – has studied the benefits of taxes on sugary drinks and sweets…
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The political print: DEFRA the poisoned challis

THE CABINET reshuffle seems to have inflamed a very public spat between he deposed environment secretary, Owen Paterson, and Greenpeace. Claims and counterclaims, regarding burning effigies and death threats, provided the Guardian and Daily Telegraph with plenty of copy. Paterson’s removal seems to have been the most controversial, but is that because the man himself…
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Costa care

THE DEPARTMENT of Health met the government buying standards for 44% of the food it bought last year.                   This doesn’t include hospitals, though they have been encouraged to follow the standards. The Daily Telegraph has taken a particular interest in hospital food, reporting in January that…
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First ever 100% recycled cup

THE COMPANY best-known for making the Comic Relief Red Noses and the plastic ruler has come up with another first.   After years of research, Invicta Plastics has created the world’s first rigid and durable products made solely from regular plastic drinking bottles, lids and milk cartons.   Coca-Cola will be among the first companies…
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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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Coffee chains must “pay a bit more” for milk

THE HEAD of one of the UK’s biggest milk buyers and dairy processors has suggested that the likes of Costa and Starbucks need to pay more for their milk.                           In a comment piece for the Daily Telegraph today, Mark Allen, chief executive…
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