Tag Archives: food

Prospect of TTIP already undermining EU food standards

Opponents of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership say EU negotiator has admitted to approving entry of banned goods. EU negotiators will resume controversial trade talks with the US on Monday amid claims that multinational companies have jumped the gun in advance of any agreement to import goods that are currently banned – including genetically modified… Continue reading »

Conservationists accuse leading ‘wild’ food firm of destroying plant habitat

Britain’s biggest “wild” food supplier could be banned from gathering sea kale along the Kent and East Sussex coast, amid a growing backlash against foraging. The case pits Natural England against Forager Ltd, a supplier of wild ingredients including Japanese rose petals and Sea Buckthorn juice to high-end restaurants. The firm counts London celebrity favourite The… Continue reading »

Natalie Bennett endorses BMA’s call for sugary drinks tax

  A new BMA report attempts to set out practical ways of tackling the growing problem of diet-related illnesses. Suggestions include: A tax on sugar Aggressive marketing in the form of a mandatory, standardised approach based on the ‘traffic light’ system of colour coding, and unambiguous words such as ‘low’, ‘medium’ or ‘high’ to describe nutritional… Continue reading »