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    • McDonald’s is slashing prices again to lure bargain customers

      Nutrition

      McDonald’s is slashing prices again to lure bargain customers

      McDonald’s is cutting prices on beverages to lure bargain customers.

      Source:

      businessinsideruk

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    • New York’s Biggest Food Waste Chef Is Bringing Pulp Burgers to London

      Food Waste

      New York’s Biggest Food Waste Chef Is Bringing Pulp Burgers to London

      According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, a third of all food produced gets wasted somewhere within the food system.

      Source:

      Munchies

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    • New standardised labels to reduce food waste in the U.S.

      Food Waste

      New standardised labels to reduce food waste in the U.S.

      Two leading food industry associations have partnered to help standardise food expiration labels and reduce food waste.

      Source:

      climate action

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    • Wetherspoon to become first UK pub chain to tell punters how many calories contained in their booze

      Nutrition

      Wetherspoon to become first UK pub chain to tell punters how many calories contained in their booze

      Wetherspoon is to become the first pub chain in the country to tell punters how many calories their drinks contain.

      Source:

      mirror

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    • UK minister critical of ‘inexplicable’ assessment of obesity strategy

      Nutrition

      UK minister critical of ‘inexplicable’ assessment of obesity strategy

      The UK’s health department and agency have hit back at a “quintessentially British” critique of the country’s childhood obesity strategy published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • The little deal that could: Canada & the E.U. ink the biggest global trade-deal in two decades

      Nutrition

      The little deal that could: Canada & the E.U. ink the biggest global trade-deal in two decades

      On the heels of a wave of trade-block break-ups – TTIP’s death, growing rumblings of NAFTA’s unhinging and the unlocking of the UK’s trade options post-Brexit – it is Canada and the E.

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    • EU urges member states to target childhood obesity in schools

      Jamie

      EU urges member states to target childhood obesity in schools

      A report released by the Maltese Presidency and the European Commission on Wednesday (22 February) says that childhood obesity should be tackled at an early stage and that schools can play a positive role in encouraging healthy eating habits.

      Source:

      euractiv

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    • Perfectly imperfect: UK snack company ‘rescues’ unwanted English fruit from food waste fate

      Jamie

      Perfectly imperfect: UK snack company ‘rescues’ unwanted English fruit from food waste fate

      As food waste levels become higher than ever, UK start-up Spare Fruit is saving English apples and pears from ending up in the bin by turning them into healthy snacks.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • Board of Health backs sugary beverage tax

      Sugar Tax

      Board of Health backs sugary beverage tax

      The Chatham-Kent Board of Health backed a letter to the federal Minister of Health February 15 recommending an excise tax of 10 per cent to 20 per cent be put on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Canada.

      Source:

      chathamthisweek

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    • Children’s sugar intake equals five doughnuts a day

      Nutrition

      Children’s sugar intake equals five doughnuts a day

      Children and young people are consuming the equivalent of 20 chocolate chip biscuits a day in sugar, according to anti-obesity campaigners.

      Source:

      The Guardian

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    • Sugar, salt, fat taxes, subsidies on fruits, vegetables could save billions in healthcare costs

      Nutrition

      Sugar, salt, fat taxes, subsidies on fruits, vegetables could save billions in healthcare costs

      Australia could save AUD $3,4 billion (USD $2,3 billion) in healthcare costs over the remaining lifetimes of all Australians alive in 2010 by instituting a combination of taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidies on fruits and vegetables.

      Source:

      The Guardian NG

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    • Toronto chefs look at how to make the most of food waste

      Food Waste

      Toronto chefs look at how to make the most of food waste

      Food-rescue event is part of a growing worldwide movement to throw less food away and to rethink what we use in the kitchen.

      Source:

      TheStar

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    • Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10 a day

      Nutrition

      Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10 a day

      Eating loads of fruit and vegetables – 10 portions a day – may give us longer lives, say researchers.

      Source:

      BBC

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    • Governments look to heavier taxes in battle of the bulge

      Nutrition

      Governments look to heavier taxes in battle of the bulge

      Faced with fast-rising rates of obesity and diabetes, governments worldwide are turning to fiscal measures to stop citizens piling on weight.

      Source:

      Financial Times

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