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    • This area of Greater Manchester is planning to ban ice cream vans from outside schools to battle obesity

      Nutrition

      This area of Greater Manchester is planning to ban ice cream vans from outside schools to battle obesity

      Ice cream vans could be banned from outside schools in Rochdale – health chiefs are considering the radical move in a bid to tackle soaring rates of childhood obesity and tooth decay in the borough.

      Source:

      Manchester evening news

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    • British online supermarket launches trucks powered by food waste

      Food Waste

      British online supermarket launches trucks powered by food waste

      Waitrose has announced the decision to run its delivery trucks completely on biomethane gas generated from food waste, making them the first company in Europe to do so.

      Source:

      Collective Evolution

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    • Nutrition labels do not seem adapted to fighting obesity: ANSES

      Nutrition

      Nutrition labels do not seem adapted to fighting obesity: ANSES

      Nutrition labels do not seem to be adapted to battling public health issues such as obesity, the French food safety agency ANSES has concluded – but this is because they should not be used alone, say campaigners.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • ‘Wholegrain’ products marketed at children packed with sugar and contain less than two grams of fibre per serving

      Nutrition

      ‘Wholegrain’ products marketed at children packed with sugar and contain less than two grams of fibre per serving

      Food manufacturers are misleading consumers over “wholegrain” products that can be packed with sugar, it was claimed yesterday.

      Source:

      the sun

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    • Four things Australia could do to tackle the obesity crisis

      Nutrition

      Four things Australia could do to tackle the obesity crisis

      Australia is being left behind when it comes to dealing with the obesity epidemic, and needs to crack down on junk food advertising and put a tax on unhealthy foods, health leaders warn.

      Source:

      abc

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    • As Obesity Rises, Remote Pacific Islands Plan to Abandon Junk Food

      Nutrition

      As Obesity Rises, Remote Pacific Islands Plan to Abandon Junk Food

      Experts say a health crisis in Pacific island nations is primarily driven by a shift from traditional diets toward ones high in sugar, refined starch and processed foods.

      Source:

      the new york times

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    • Why one food executive is pledging $25 million to fight his own industry

      Nutrition

      Why one food executive is pledging $25 million to fight his own industry

      Experts generally agree that the food industry’s influence over public health has gone too far.

      Source:

      the washington post

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    • Whole Foods to Shrink Store Count for First Time Since 2008

      Jamie

      Whole Foods to Shrink Store Count for First Time Since 2008

      Though Whole Foods plans to open six stores during the current quarter, including two relocations, the company said Wednesday that it’s shutting down nine.

      Source:

      bloomberg

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    • Olive oil prices spike as Brexit and erratic weather drive up costs

      Ethical Buying

      Olive oil prices spike as Brexit and erratic weather drive up costs

      Olive oil is becoming a luxury

      Source:

      the independent

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    • The global food waste scandal

      Food Waste

      The global food waste scandal

      A fetid pile of 1,3 billion tonnes – a third of all the food the world produced – went ‘off’ in fields, factories and family homes, says the FAO, belching out more noxious carbon than any country in the world, with the exception of China and the US.

      Source:

      the grocer

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    • Community fridge opens in South London to reduce food waste

      Food Waste

      Community fridge opens in South London to reduce food waste

      People in Lambeth waste £9 in grub every week, and wastage costs UK families £700 per year, according to think tank experts.

      Source:

      the independent

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    • Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand On Immigration

      Nutrition

      Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand On Immigration

      At Everyman Espresso in New York City’s East Village, customers were greeted with a sign announcing a fundraiser to help defend immigrants.

      Source:

      npr

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    • We measured the amount of sugar in big brand drinks – and it was pretty scary

      Nutrition

      We measured the amount of sugar in big brand drinks – and it was pretty scary

      Some of the UK’s most popular bottled drinks have a worryingly high sugar content.

      Source:

      business insider

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    • Sugar tax would prolong Australians’ lives, reduce health costs

      Nutrition

      Sugar tax would prolong Australians’ lives, reduce health costs

      A sugar tax could lead to longer lives and reduced health costs if introduced with other measures encouraging healthier eating, researchers at the University of Melbourne say.

      Source:

      abc news

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