Government officials took time off from Brexit negotiations last month to launch two crucial initiatives: A ‘traffic light’ scheme from DEFRA proposing retailers add red, amber or green labels to show if their packaging is recyclable. And a ‘calorie cap’ recommendation to limit the size of takeaway pizzas. A pleasant change to worrying about Brexit no doubt but rather missing the point – the need to reduce consumption. Curbing the volume of unnecessary packaging and banning double sausage and egg McMuffins would be a start. Quite how HMG would implement these proposals is not clear. Maybe Brexit will provide an answer.
The Panama Papers, squirming politicians, Sainsbury’s acquisition of Argos, taking your dog to work and the supermarket and Storm Gertrude. Jonathan Owen’s monthly round-up of the news is here.
Jonathan Owen discusses controversial government cuts, sugary drink consumption and restrictions on Sunday trading
There are some 2000 species of mushroom in the UK of which 200 are delicious and 300 are very VERY bad for you.
Pied Wagtails and Tesco don’t mix – just like Seagulls and Open Markets.
The UK’s largest Foodbank provider, the Trussell Trust has confirmed a 51% rise in useage in the last couple of years.
It’s time to celebrate – the recession is over! Official government figures confirm the UK economy grew faster than expected in 2013.
Obesity in the Netherlands has doubled in the last 20 years or so and Paul van der Velpen blames much of that on sugar.
Back in the 1960’s Colonel Sanders of fried chicken fame allegedly tried to breed chickens with three legs for his restaurants.