Adding 20 per cent to the cost of cakes, crisps, chocolate and other snacks would cut obesity across the UK, according to researchers. The move would have more of an impact that the already introduced tax on sugary drinks. Researchers say the move would hit poorer people hardest, but could also reduce health inequality. The authors of a new study published in the BMJ say the introduction of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in April last year has seen sugar cut in drinks on sale across the UK - but a voluntary sugar reduction scheme for food has had only a modest impact. Sugary drinks contribute 2% of energy and 11% of free sugar intake, compared with 12% of total energy and 26% of free sugar intake from biscuits, cakes and confectionery combined, according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, report Wales Online. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge hypothesised that reducing purchases of these snacks could have a … [Read more...] about Is rising the price of chocolate the best way to fight obesity?
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A café owner has issued an incredible response after a customer took to TripAdvisor to complain of a LGBT sandwich. TripAdvisor reviews are a great source of feedback for businesses in the catering world. A review could either make you or break you, but for David Craig, owner of Stag Coffee, there was one review that he just could not let stand. The user, known only as Lennypea said the "sexualised" LGBT sandwich was enough to make them "not feel like eating" after seeing it advertised on the menu, reports Wales Online. But the café's owner has described the response to the lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato sandwich as "ridiculous". After giving the popular café a one star rating, the reviewer posted: “Sexualised Food? Eeeeeergh "Saw the LGBT sandwich on the menu and made me not feel like eating. Can't food be left alone and not politicised!? What's next, the BJ Burger??" And in response, Stag Coffee owner David Craig replied: "Thank you so much for your recent … [Read more...] about Cafe’s great response to review that moaned about LGBT sandwich
UK By Angus Crawford and Alison Benjamin BBC News 26 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48705066 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Food delivery platforms are undermining public trust by hosting outlets with poor hygiene ratings, the … [Read more...] about Trust ‘undermined’ by food delivery firms
What’s really behind the interest in untreated water? Tim Smedley investigates. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Tim Smedley 21 June 2019 “Anybody here drink water, but wish you could pay more for it?” In January 2018, the “raw water” movement was doing the rounds on the US TV comedy circuit, and it was Stephen Colbert’s turn on The Late Show. “Well, good news,” continued Colbert, “because the next big start-up craze in Silicon Valley is ‘raw water’… water that’s unfiltered, untreated and unsterilised. Wow, drinking that sounds unsane!”This followed a New York Times article mocking a new craze in San … [Read more...] about Why are people thirsty for ‘raw water’?
A Coventry noodle bar remains open without planning permission. Chop and Wok in Humber Avenue was initially refused planning permission on August 21, 2018 - but opened for business 10 days later. It was understood that the takeaway - offering a "pan-Asian wok-based" menu of rice and noodle dishes was allowed to trade while they appealed the council's decision to refuse planning permission. However, the verdict on the appeal was reached in January, and their proposal to turn the site of a former corner shop into a hot food takeaway was again refused. But once again, Chop and Wok continued to trade. Nine months on, this remains the case - and they have yet to have a food hygiene inspection. And Coventry City Council , who were investigating the outlet, served them with an Enforcement Notice in early February, claiming that they were in breach of planning rules. It has emerged that the reason that they have been able to continue to operate, despite the council enforcement notice - … [Read more...] about Noodle bar still open without planning permission