Food Industry

Calories In Popular Foods To Be Slashed To Tackle Obesity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Calories in popular foods could soon be reduced as part of the Government’s plan to tackle obesity. Public Health England (PHE) hopes to implement ...

How To Become A Summertime Morning Boss – For People Who Hate Mornings

Claudia Canavan | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

First up: a disclaimer. We know that being a morning lark or a night owl has been shown to be genetic. The circadian rhythm that our body clocks work ...

Emma Watson's Latest Instagram Posts Prove Her Ongoing Dedication To Sustainable Fashion

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Style

Emma Watson took to Instagram once again to prove she’s committed to sustainable and eco-friendly fashion. Yesterday, the actress shared three imag...

Here's Why You'll Feel Less Guilty About Eating KitKats In 2018

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The brand behind confectionery such as Aero, Milkybar and KitKat has announced it will be stripping out 10% of sugar from its products. The move comes...

Well, It's Happened. The Price Of Freddos Has Risen.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

The moment we all feared is here. The price of Freddos has risen to 30p. It was revealed in January that the company which owns Cadbury planned to ra...

Brexit Means UK Firms Are 'Sitting Ducks' As Kraft Heinz Withdraws Bid For Unilever

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK

US food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a £115 billion bid for a mega-merger with Unilever, the firms have said. In a joint statement on Sunday, the ...

This Glorious Sorting Robot Will Let You Eat Skittles In Whatever Order You Like

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

Even if you don’t like M&Ms and Skittles, there’s still something immensely satisfying about watching this machine sort the tiny sweets by colour....

Fishing Ports That Voted For Brexit Told They Need Single Market To Survive

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK

Britain’s fishing industry will need continued access to European markets if it is to thrive after Brexit, a parliamentary report has warned. With 6...

At The Inaugural Festival For Food Entrepreneurs

Laura Krippner | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

Last weekend I ventured out of Newcastle-under-Lyme to the big city. No, not Manchester or Birmingham, but that London. I tied on my money belt, and packed my How-to-Talk-to-Southerners phrase book. That London's got a lot fancier, and busier, since I left in 2001 for the bright lights of New York.

PETA's President on the Evils of Apathy and How 'Gobsmackingly Clever Animals Are'

Hannah Gal | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

In the second interview with Peta founder and president Ingrid Newkirk, I hear about the ethical dilemmas posed by scientific research, the Silver Spr...

We Know the Deadly Truth About Sugar, But Can the World Get Up and Do Something About It?

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Behaviour is triggered and controlled subconsciously without us even realising it. Trying to think about our condition logically and rationally rarely achieves anything because the unconscious part of our mind is so incredibly powerful that it will almost always over-ride any remedial action we try. Only by retuning the unconscious can progress against obesity ever be made.

Sugar, Scapegoat or Villain?

Louise Graham | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Sugar is the latest scapegoat in our fight against obesity. Why? Because we like to find external factors to blame rather than our inability to exert self restraint or improve our eating habits. Sugar inhibits the appetite control mechanisms in the brain which normally stop us eating when we feel full, so if we are to look for a cause, it could be said to fit the bill.

Legacy of Horsemeat Scandal Hangs Over Food Industry

Gavin Megaw | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

George Bernard Shaw once said, "Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time." One year on from the horsemeat scandal and the food industry is in danger of doing exactly that.

Stop Eating Sugar? Even Our Hospitals Make Hansel and Gretel Feel at Home

Amy Leech | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

The truth is we don't have the freedom to choose an added-sugar-free diet, the stuff is unavoidable. Forget fizzy drinks - yoghurts, salad dressings, dips, cereals, bread, sushi, sauces, baked beans and crisps all have unnecessary amounts of added-sugar to them.

The Problem With the 'Pig Idea'

Alastair Butler | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Alastair Butler

'The Pig Idea' was started by food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart and Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers, both of whom I have a huge amount of respect for. However I have joined the debate as there are some issues in their argument which I feel need addressing on behalf of BPEX and the pig farming industry...

Britain's Curry Industry Under Pressure

Ben Mirza | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK
Ben Mirza

The crux of the problem is the governments tightening of the immigration laws, which has left a large gap in the market for good Indian chefs.

Good Mood Food - The Second Brain Residing in Our Stomachs

Dr Hilary Jones | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Hilary Jones

So how is it that the food we eat can have such a significant impact on our mood?

'Worrying Time' As Dutch Food Company Sells UK Businesses

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

A Dutch food group is to sell its UK businesses which employ 13,000 people at 38 sites across the country. Vion NV said the sale was to allow it "t...

Business Opportunities in the Food Sector

Harry Freedman | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK
Harry Freedman

The food industry is going through the same sort of upheaval that the tobacco sector went through some years ago. Health campaigners and keepers of the public purse are deeply concerned about obesity; just as they once were about the effect of tobacco. But the difference between food and tobacco is that we need food. The food sector won't shrink like the tobacco sector did.

Government Must Do More To Tackle Obesity, Warns Watchdog

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A government initiative to tackle obesity and improve public health is "overly reliant" on voluntary agreements with the food industry, a report has w...

I'm Not Scaremongering - Childhood Obesity Is a Very Big Problem

Maura Gillespie | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Maura Gillespie

Imagine your typical primary school classroom. It's probably filled with about thirty kids. Now, can you imagine how many would be overweight or obese?