Food policy


The German Government Just Banned Meat at All Official Functions

The German environment minister says it’s better for the environment, but other politicians are calling the decision an infringement of the right to freedom of choice.
Daisy Meager
food waste

This Supermarket Wasted 59,400 Tonnes of Food Last Year

Despite introducing measures to cut waste, British supermarket chain Tesco threw away 4 percent more food in 2015 than the year previous.
Daisy Meager
Food policy

Putting Health Food in Food Deserts Doesn’t Change People's Buying Habits

A team of researchers from Drexel supplied two East Los Angeles corner stores with improved shelving, training, and social media marketing, as well as more fruits and vegetables. Sadly, they did not get the results they hoped for.
Nick Rose
food waste

How Tinder Food Apps and Dumpster-Diving Restaurants Could Help End British Food Waste

Every year, Britain sends 13 million tonnes of food to landfill—something new initiatives like “zero waste” London restaurant Tiny Leaf and Olio, an app that lets you swap unwanted food with people nearby, hope to combat.
Olivia Marks

Salt Has Become a Political Tool in the UK

A report published in the British Medical Journal says that UK salt consumption is higher than ever before, due to policy changes of the coalition government.
David Whelan
Food policy

A Free-Trade Deal Is Threatening the Future of Europe's Food

The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal would make trade between Europe and the US far easier than it is now—but many are worried that it could undermine food quality everywhere.
Josh Barrie