Key Quotes - Food and Drink

Key Quotes - Food and Drink

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Last update: Sunday 17th December
 
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
 
Asda has announced a U-turn on its decision to remove food bank collection points from its UK stores, following pressure from charities.
Food and DrinkCivil Society News - 26th February 2016
 
Meat this week took centre stage as the World Health Organisation yesterday declared its connection with bowel cancer. The organisation said cured and processed meats were carcinogenic to humans. This new ranking puts processed and cured meat up there with alcohol, arsenic, cigarettes and even asbestos in terms of its ability to cause cancer.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - October 27th 2015
 
A sugar tax and cutting buy-one-get-one-free deals are part Public Health England’s ‘key actions’ to tackle people’s addiction to sugar. Their long awaited report says the nation is ‘eating too much sugar’ leading to health problems and obesity. The report also called for less marketing aimed at children in-store, on TV and online...The report says achieving these levels could save the NHS £500m a year, but admitted no single measure would be effective.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 23rd October 2015
 
The Country’s favourite delicacy should be recognised as a ‘true Staffordshire custom’ according to labour MEP. As the potteries celebrated its annual Oatcake day at the weekend, Sion Simon, above said the dish should be recognised at European level by gaining protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Status.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 10th August 2015
 
Missing out on free school meals for just one week at half term is tipping some families into acute food poverty, according to charity workers familiar with demand patterns at food banks. Food banks are now facing spikes in referrals of families with children over even one-week holidays when youngsters miss out on their school lunches.
Food and DrinkBible Society - 13th March 2015
 
8,318 tons of food were donated to UK Food Banks in 2013-14. Approximately 30,000 people volunteered. 913,138 people were given three days worth of emergency food and support. (330,225 of whom were children). Primary causes of food bank use include benefit delays , low income and benefit changes. Regionally the highest number of food bank users were in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Northeast and the Northwest.
Food and Drink(Source: UK Food Bank Statistics (2013-14)) and Christianity - Feb 2015
 
Oatcakes served up at a Potteries takeaway have been named as one of the 25 best breakfasts in Britain.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 30 December 2014
 
Many big supermarkets have reacted to the challenge issued by MPs and the Church of England to help tackle food poverty by helping to give away their surplus food. The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the UK, which is backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, warned that the nation's food industry wastes 4.3 million tonnes of food every year. The actions come after the Trussell Trust reported that it has seen the number of its food banks rocket from 40,898 outlets in 2009/10 to 913,138 in 2013/2014.
Food and DrinkBible Society - 12th December 2014
 
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