Key Quotes - Food and Drink

Key Quotes - Food and Drink

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Last update: Saturday 22nd September
 
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
 
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
 
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