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Legislation

EFSA wheat pesticide review will consider carcinogen claims

The European Food Safety authority (EFSA) is officially reviewing the risks of pesticide glyphosate, and will consider new research suggesting it is “probably carcinogenic”.

Convenience store body warns of Living Wage impact

The government’s plan to introduce a £7.20 National Living Wage in April 2016 will put tens of thousands of livelihoods at a risk in the independent retail sector, according to research from the Association of Convenience Stores.

Food and drink firms unite behind diet and health research

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers are helping to fund a £3.7m research project investigating the link between diet and health, which will ultimately inform new product development.

Bread industry hits back at 'misleading' pesticide campaign

A campaign to stop UK bread manufacturers using the pesticide glyphosate has been branded ‘misleading’ for targeting bread. 

Sugar
Action on Sugar: government has not gone far enough

Campaigners have called on the government to go further than its own recommendations – and have demanded a 40% reduction of sugar in food and drink by 2020. 

Bread
Blog: how to take heart from SACN

Martyn Leek, British Baker editor, breaks today's SACN report down in a way that bakers can take heart from its dietary recommendations. 

Gordon Polson
Sugar: the reaction

The report today on sugar and carbohydrates has prompted a raft of mixed reactions - from supporters to those who feel the targets will be difficult to attain. Here British Baker compiles those comments:

Halve sugar intake says government

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has advised the government to radically reduce intake of free sugars in the population’s diet, while upping fibre consumption. 

Sugar in the headlines

The war on sugar has been a strong media narrative throughout the past 12 months. Here British Baker looks at some of the headlines:

Renewed calls for sugar tax

There has been a renewed call for a tax on sugar – with the British Medical Association (BMA) suggesting 20% be levied on sugary drinks.

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