Jim Paice

  • Fifty shades of green

    THE LATEST update on the ‘greening government’ targets show Whitehall doing well overall but with big differences between ministries’ performance.                            The Guardian website has a rather nice… Read More

  • Freedom from information

    FARMING MINISTER Jim Paice has told pubs, restaurants and caterers that they should tell diners which countries their food is from.                               Defra demands action from… Read More

  • Chefs support action on milk price

    JAMIE OLIVER and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have thrown their weight behind the NFU’s SOS Dairy campaign calling for action on the current milk price crisis.   The pair today issued a joint letter to The Times saying they are “shocked” that… Read More

  • Caterers dragged in to milk debate

    RETAILERS HAVE taken a swipe at caterers, food manufacturers and the Government for not paying farmers enough for milk.   Supermarkets have come under intense pressure in recent weeks after a series of price cuts, which the NFU has said… Read More

  • Government to tackle sustainable diets

    THE FOODSERVICE sector has a “major role” to play in influencing consumer choice and shifting people to more sustainable, healthier diets.   New government project also commits to debate on GM   That’s according to a new government study into… Read More

  • Beef Week in full swing

    AGRICULTURE MINISTER Jim Paice has teamed up with a group of all female farmers to help launch this year’s Great British Beef Week (GBBW) at Westminster.   Now in its second year, GBBW is organised by Ladies in Beef – an… Read More

  • An appetite for change

    IT’S BEEN almost 10 years since the UK Government ran a public debate on GM food. With issues over food security, drought and a booming population intensifying, is the foodservice sector one of those asking for the technology to be… Read More

  • Ban on illegal eggs from Europe

    THE GOVERNMENT has confirmed that eggs being produced in barren battery cages across the EU, and egg products made from them, cannot be exported from their own countries of origin and sold on the UK market.   In a letter… Read More

  • GM debate must be re-opened

    THE FOODSERVICE industry is ready to have another look at the options around genetically modified (GM) food.                             According to a poll on foodservicefootprint.com, 78% of readers… Read More

  • Defra in the dock over sustainable sourcing

    Jim Paice has been left with egg on his face after his department failed to meet its own buying standards on food procurement. With the angry Minister promising immediate action, David Burrows asks whether the Government really has an appetite… Read More