All news articles for May 2016

Müller Milk & Ingredients: the dairy closures will lead to the loss of 225 jobs

Müller dairy closures a ‘devastating blow’: union

By Noli Dinkovski

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ decision to close its smaller dairies in East Kilbride and Aberdeen with the loss of 225 jobs has been called a “devastating blow” by the union representing the workforce.

NHS Health Scotland believes a minimum price per unit is needed on alcohol

NHS calls for minimum price on Scottish alcohol

By James Ridler

Rising alcohol sales in Scotland has strengthened the case for introducing minimum unit pricing, according to Scotland’s public health minister Aileen Campbell.

Under threat: drought and high temperatures are triggering the accumulation of chemical compounds in crops

Extreme weather making crops more ‘toxic’

By Noli Dinkovski

Food crops are protecting themselves from more extreme weather by generating toxins that are potentially harmful to humans and animals, a new United Nations report has claimed.

The National Obesity Forum report on fats and carbohydrates has been attacked by its own board members

National Obesity Forum fat report rejected by board members

By Rick Pendrous

Health lobby group the National Obesity Forum (NOF) has come under swingeing attacks from some of its own medical advisers in press reports over the past weekend, following controversial advice it rushed out last week advising people to eat more fatty...

Skipjack controls, but action still needs to be taken to rebuild overfished yellowfin tuna stocks

Skipjack tuna to be harvest controlled

By Michelle Perrett

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has taken the ground-breaking step of agreeing harvest control rules for skipjack tuna in the Indian Ocean.

Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Britain Stronger in Europe

Brexit debate

EU is ‘friend to food and drink’: Sir Stuart Rose

By Sir Stuart Rose

The EU is a friend to our food and drink industries. As former executive chairman of Marks & Spencer, I have experience of the benefits that our membership of the EU provide.

Manufacturers and retailers disagree about targets for reformulating food

Pressure mounts for mandatory fat, salt and sugar targets

By Rick Pendrous

Government is coming under increasing pressure to set targets for the fat, salt and sugar content of food and drink in advance of the publication of its childhood obesity strategy, which is expected later this summer.

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