Tag Archives: Martin Caraher

Footprint Forum Report: Cut the clutter

CATERING FIRMS are faced with myriad eco-labels. But are they an essential part of communicating their ethics?                   Ask a student what factors determine the food they buy and price will invariably come top – and who can blame them, with the average graduate’s debt running at…
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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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Health by stealth

DINERS ARE craving indulgent treats, yet the government wants help curbing obesity. Is there a sneaky solution?                       People are eating out less, but when they do they want to treat themselves. And this has seen changes to menus and tactics. Research by Horizons and Mintel…
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Supersize ban hits stumbling block

THE INTRODUCTION of a ban on large sugary drinks in New York has stalled with a judge having declared it “arbitrary and capricious”. Meanwhile, the UK is facing a similar public health u-turn with the government stumbling in its bid to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol.     The government had been set to introduce…
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Goodbye to supersize?

AS NEW YORK bans giant servings amid growing pressure to confront obesity, Footprint asks if the UK's soft drinks face hard regulation.                           Last month Coca-Cola unveiled a new advert, but it’s not just any advert. Instead of relating its drinks to happiness the…
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