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    • Can we really cut food waste in half?

      Food Waste

      Can we really cut food waste in half?

      The UK became a world leader in curbing food waste between 2007 and 2012, though progress has since stalled.

      Source:

      Eco-business

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    • ‘Unpopular’ steps needed to cut obesity

      Nutrition

      ‘Unpopular’ steps needed to cut obesity

      Scotland may need to introduce unpopular policies as part of a bold approach to tackling the country’s obesity problem, according to MSPs.

      Source:

      bbc news

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    • All change in the aisles to entice us to eat more veg

      Nutrition

      All change in the aisles to entice us to eat more veg

      Scientists to give supermarkets a makeover to cut meat consumption.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Our diet is becoming awash with soda and other sugary products

      Nutrition

      Our diet is becoming awash with soda and other sugary products

      The critical fact from the USDA report is that SNAP and non-SNAP shoppers spend their money on roughly the same items.

      Source:

      the inquirer

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    • Study shows the alarming cost of early childhood obesity

      Nutrition

      Study shows the alarming cost of early childhood obesity

      One in five Australian children are overweight or obese by the time they start school.

      Source:

      the sydney morning herald

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    • Medical Schools Need To Teach More About Obesity And Nutrition

      Nutrition

      Medical Schools Need To Teach More About Obesity And Nutrition

      Studies have confirmed that medical students are starved of nutrition and obesity education.

      Source:

      forbes

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    • Don’t tax sugar – just sweeten the deal for healthy snacks

      Nutrition

      Don’t tax sugar – just sweeten the deal for healthy snacks

      The ‘Don’t tax healthy’ campaign, started by OPPO ice cream, is fighting for UK tax breaks on low sugar foods, saying a system of incentives for healthy alternatives should come before penalties.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • Why is Denmark so successful at reducing food waste?

      Food Waste

      Why is Denmark so successful at reducing food waste?

      In 2015 the Agriculture and Food Council announced that the country had reduced the amount of wasted food by 25 percent in five years.

      Source:

      tree hugger

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    • Modi Government Is Considering A ‘Fat Tax’ On Junk Food And Sugary Drinks

      Nutrition

      Modi Government Is Considering A ‘Fat Tax’ On Junk Food And Sugary Drinks

      “We have also suggested that revenue earned from such tax be invested in health schemes.

      Source:

      the huffington post

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    • Will 2017 be the year we get serious about sustainable food?

      Nutrition

      Will 2017 be the year we get serious about sustainable food?

      The next few years could be pivotal for sustainable food in the realms of organic farming, sustainable fishing and plant based meat alternatives.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Cooking for Zero Hunger

      Nutrition

      Cooking for Zero Hunger

      Some 800 million people around the world started 2017 on an empty stomach.

      Source:

      world food programme

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    • $14 billion worth of edible foods trashed by wasteful UK households

      Food Waste

      $14 billion worth of edible foods trashed by wasteful UK households

      Of the food thrown away by UK households, over half was recorded as “avoidable” waste, which means it was edible before being thrown in the trash.

      Source:

      earth

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    The UK now joins Mexico, France and South Africa in implementing a tax on sugary drinks. In the UK, this will generate half a billion pounds that will go straight into schools, invested into sports and breakfast clubs. Jamie has welcomed the news about a levy on sugary drinks in the UK, but believes that this is only one part of a multi-layered solution to a complex obesity problem and hopes that this will be addressed in the UK Government’s childhood obesity strategy, due to be released in summer 2016. Read the answers to your questions on the sugary drinks tax here.

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