Sugar reduction figures paint ‘mixed picture’
Public Health England's 2020 sugar reduction progress report, released this month, shows some promising signs in some sectors but there is still a long way to go.
Vegetarian source of omega-3 successfully trialled
Omega-3 fats usually found in oily fish could be available in a genetically modified vegetable oil, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Southampton and agricultural research group Rothamsted Research genetically modified a seed oil crop to contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic
‘Added sugar’ labels could improve health
The US is to introduce a new nutrition label highlighting sugar added to food and drink, which could make big health and economic improvements.
Farm to Fork trail teaches children about provenance
Starting next month, children in every primary school in the UK will have the opportunity to have a hands-on visits to farms, factories and supermarkets to learn where food comes from and how it is made.
Fast food and confectionery litter increases, despite trend towards cleaner Britain
A 3 percent increase in both fast food and confectionery litter shows further support and cultural change is needed.
Toeing the breadline
David Cameron's been creating a political storm in a bakery this month, by admitting he doesn't know the price of bread, and the fact he owns a breadmaker.
Food waste has huge environmental impact, report finds
A new report has found that 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year, reigniting calls for changes to supply chains and waste practices.
UK should adopt GM, says Paterson
Environment secretary Owen Paterson has made a strong call for the UK’s adoption of GM foods, claiming it should provide crop technology to poor countries.
UK Government bee study flawed
The field trials led by Government to dampen the vote of a neonicotinoid ban has been dubbed as flawed by the European Food Safety Authority.
Olive oil jug ban backtrack
The European Commission has dropped plans that would have seen refillable olive oil bottles banned in restaurants throughout Europe from 2014.