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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.

Cleaning fluid found on Co-op doughnuts

Co-operative shoppers in Oswestry, Shropshire have been left feeling ill after eating doughnuts that had been contaminated with cleaning fluid.

Baking industry concern over Budget's Living Wage

Plans to introduce a National Living Wage (NLW) will have a 'major impact' on skilled sectors like bakery, industry leaders have warned.

Budget
Union slams Sunday all-day trading plans

The GMB union has lashed out at government plans to introduce all-day trading on Sundays in the biggest reform of opening hours for 20 years. 

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