Food Industry

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?