British chef Jamie Oliver is on a crusade to prove that U.S. food safety standards are than in Britain, so U.S food shouldn’t be allowed in the UK.
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The Coca-Cola Company has launched a stevia cola in response to consumer demand for sweetened drinks that contain natural ingredients and fewer calories.
Anticipating a need to fill thousands of high-skilled posts in farming and other related industries such as engineering and science in the coming years, DEFRA, the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs, has launched The Future of Farming review, an innovative program designed to encourage young people to work in […]
The United States isn’t the only country in which food is a hot topic. In fact, other areas of the globe are looking at the typical Western diet as a “what not to do” when it comes to revamping their own health and nutrition programs. But, are they actually making good recommendations after all? The […]
This Animal Aid is one I’ve covered a couple times and have been following closely. It is a campaign to get CCTV cameras in all UK slaughterhouses, to try to help prevent completely insane animal cruelty that has been documented by undercover investigations and fly-on-the-wall cameras. After a few months of work, Animal Aid has […]
In Great Britain, it’s quite common to see food labelled ‘British fill in the blank’. It’s a good thing, because the people know that they are buying at least reasonably local food.
However, because of loopholes in the food labelling requirements, this type of labelling can be VERY misleading.
Hundreds of years ago, it was common practice for all the sh*t in a town or city to be gathered up each night and dumped on the nearby fields as fertilizer. This provided excellent nutrients for the crops, but it also created a lot of disease.
Yay, companies are using recycled materials to make packaging! Boo, it may be toxic. Sigh. We can’t win…ever.
A local government watchdog group in the UK has found that approximately 1/5 of products labeled as ‘local’ in England and Wales are misleading consumers and aren’t actually locally produced. Some of the foods identified as not being ‘local’ included “Welsh lamb,” which actually came from New Zealand, “Somerset butter” which was from Scotland, not […]
In stark contrast to the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) recent endorsement of beef as a heart-healthy food, the UK Department of Health issued a warning last week to eat less meat.
New study out of the UK finds that organic milk is considerably better for you than non-organic milk, & actually recommends going organic.
Looks like the UK is getting hit with a pretty bad E.coli outbreak. “A potentially lethal strain of the E.coli bacteria has been discovered on the skin of 13 newborns in a premature baby unit at a London hospital,” Animal Aid reports. This ESL strain, O157:H7, has a number of really bad features: it’s antibiotic-resistant; it’s […]
The UK is close to seeing its first ever factory dairy farm, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals is doing its best to protect consumer health and animal rights by blocking it.