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End of sugar quotas bad for obesity

Health campaigners have suggested that scrapping the EU’s sugar quota regime could undermine the tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Defra and the EU’s agriculture ministers are “gung-ho” for the new sugar regime, which will see quotas scrapped, said Tam Fry from the National Obesity Forum. “We are absolutely convinced this will have an impact on human…
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MRSA found in pork and sausages

RESEARCHERS HAVE found the ‘superbug’ MRSA in pork sausages and mince sourced from British supermarkets.                     Researchers stress the finding does not pose a ‘significant, immediate risk to the public’ as the bacteria should be killed by ‘adequate cooking and good food hygiene’.   The researchers…
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UK must have ‘own say’ in GM production

A NEW REPORT from the Government’s Science and Technology Committee has been published, which claims that the current EU policy on GM Crop production is ‘not fit for purpose’ and puts the UK ‘at risk’ of losing out.                     According to MPs the changes to EU…
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