Key Quotes - Food and Drink

Key Quotes - Food and Drink

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Last update: Thursday 18th April
 
Restaurants can make a profit of £7 for every £1 they invest in cutting food waste, a global report reveals today, in findings that are hailed as proving the business case for stopping edible food from being binned.
Food and DrinkThe Guardian 13th February 2019
 
Switching to a low-carb diet could help people lose up to 10kg (1.57 stone) over the course of three years, a new study suggests. Long-term benefits could be even greater, the researchers said, after analysing the number of calories burned in various diets.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel – 15th November 2018
 
Many processed meat-free alternatives, seen by some as a “healthier” option, are exceeding maximum recommended salt levels, a campaign group has warned. Action on Salt said that meat-free burgers contain on average more salt than real meat burgers. Beef burgers tested by the expert group had an average salt content per serving of 0.75g, lower than that of meat free burgers at 0.89g.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel – 23rd October 2018
 
Problems with Universal Credit are driving an increase in the number of emergency supplies handed out at foodbanks, new figures reveal. The Trussell Trust said its network provided 658,048 supplies between April and September, a 13% increase on the same period a year ago. The charity said that if the five-week minimum wait for a first Universal Credit payment is not reduced, the only way to prevent more people relying on food banks is to pause all new claims for the benefit.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel – 6th November 2018
 
A price-hiking “meat tax” could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK and save the economy more than £700m in avoided healthcare costs, say researchers. Globally, meat taxes could save an estimated 220,000 lives by 2020 and reduce healthcare costs by £30.7bn, a study has found. The research is based on evidence linking consumption of red meat to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 7th November 2018
 
German discounter Aldi now stocks the largest proportion of sustainable seafood products of all UK supermarkets as overall sales jumped 60% in the last two years. Just under 80% of Aldi’s seafood range is certified sustainable, in comparison with Marks & Spencer’s 19%, according to the annual Supermarket Sustainable Seafood League table published by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 18th April 2018
 
The Trussell Trust said its network distributed more than 1.3 million three-day food supplies in the year to March, a 13% increase on the previous 12 months. Almost half a million went to children, said the trust, which runs more than 400 foodbanks.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel – 24th April 2018
 
A study of 104,980 adults has indicated that a diet high in ultra-processed foods could increase the risk of cancer by 12%. Ultra-processed foods such as fizzy drinks, packaged bread and cake, cereal and processed meats could increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 15th February 2018
 
Supermarket chain Lidl has provoked criticism after removing crosses from a picture of a church that features on an own-brand food range. The crosses were apparently digitally removed from the image of an iconic Greek Orthodox church.
Food and DrinkChristian Concern - 8th September 2017
 
FareShare has allowed local charities to deliver more than five million extra meals to people in need in the first year of a new partnership with Tesco, and has also doubled the number of charities which use its service.
Food and DrinkCivil Society News - 17th March 2017
 
It is estimated around 21 watering holes across the UK are closing for the final time every single week.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 23rd December 2016
 
Children living in an area with a lack of healthy options are 53 per cent more at risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. Experts say the findings are a worry as around one in ten children live in 'food deserts' - a poorer area with no fresh products for a mile.
Food and DrinkDaily Mail - 11th November 2016
 
Replacing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages with water could eliminate an average of 235 excess calories per day among children and adolescents, according to a study published in April 2009.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 2nd May 2016
 
Parents and doctors in North Staffordshire are backing calls for a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed in a bid to cut childhood obesity...Now a survey published by Cancer Research UK has revealed growing support for the move in the region. The YouGov poll found that 71 per cent of the public in Staffordshire and the West Midlands supported a ban on junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - February 16th 2016
 
Although the causes are disputed, there is no denying food poverty remains an issue in modern Britain. According to the Trussell Trust - the biggest foodbank organisation in the country - more than a million three day emergency supplies of food were handed out across the country between April 2014 and April 2015, a figure that has increased dramatically year on year.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel – 18 March 2016
 
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