Jamie Oliver

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Osborne announces UK sugar tax on soft drinks

As expected, the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that the UK Government is to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks in 2018 has been met with mixed reactions. The new soft drinks industry levy will be targeted at producers and importers of soft drinks to encourage them to reformulate by reducing the amount of […]

March 16, 2016 Continue Reading
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The Vegetarian Society has Christmas all wrapped up

The Vegetarian Society has launched a Christmas recipe booklet and advent calendar online to help veggies tackle the festive season. The free Christmas all wrapped up… booklet can be ordered online or downloaded and features some of the society’s best recipe ideas including party food, Christmas main courses to share, ways to use leftovers and […]

November 30, 2015 Continue Reading
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Organic September hits the mark

This year’s Organic September achieved a fantastic reach both through social media, traditional media and the concerted effort from stores across the country. Throughout the month the press coverage reached over 30 million across nationals, consumer and trade, and there was blogger outreach of over 250,000 views. Over 1,000 packs of the campaign’s POS material […]

October 30, 2015 Continue Reading

BMA recommends 20% tax on sugary drinks

In its latest report to promote healthy diets, Food for Thought, the British Medical Association (BMA) has recommended the introduction of a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. “The use of taxation measures on unhealthy food and drink products has consistently been found to have the potential to improve health, with relatively high taxation levels (in […]

July 13, 2015 Continue Reading

Sugar tax won’t work claims FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has criticised Jamie Oliver’s recent proposal to add a 10p sugar tax on all sweet drinks at his restaurants in protest at the UK Government’s refusal to introduce one, claiming that such measures won’t work. In a statement, Ian Wright, director general of the FDF said: “We strongly support Jamie Oliver’s […]

July 10, 2015 Continue Reading
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Soil Association catering mark hits one million meals

Last week the Soil Association announced that one million meals are now being served every work day in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to its Food for Life Catering Mark standards. Catering Mark meals are now served in nearly 30 workplaces, 25% schools in England, 20% universities, over 300 nurseries and […]

December 16, 2014 Continue Reading
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Cook fresh meals and eat wholefoods to add years to your child’s life, says Oliver

The chef and food campaigner, Jamie Oliver, has offered parents a simple recipe to add 11-13 years to their children’s life expectancy: cook them fresh meals made from wholefoods. Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Oliver said: ‘Kids are not born and programmed to pick up a nugget, or a burger.So it’s our job to […]

December 10, 2014 Continue Reading

Don’t allow US hormones and pesticides into our food, Oliver warns

Jamie Oliver has warned that a controversial trade deal between the EU and US could open the door to food imports containing growth hormones and banned pesticides. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement is being presented by big business as a way to remove trade barriers and make business easier. But others warn […]

August 19, 2014 Continue Reading

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