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    Denmark to consider red meat tax

    Denmark could be the first European country to introduce a carbon tax on red meat following a recommendation from an influential government think tank. The Danish Council of Ethics has recommended an initial tax on beef to tackle the “ethical… Read More

  • Bad news for bacon

    THE WORLD Health Organisation has classified the consumption of processed red meat as “carcinogenic to humans” and red meat as “probably carcinogenic”.   Experts at WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) said there was sufficient evidence that eating… Read More

  • New legislation announced in the wake of the horsemeat scandal

    NEW LEGISLATION has been announced to give officers greater enforcement powers to seize products that do not meet food standards or labelling rules.   The legislation will be introduced as part of the Scottish Government Food Standards Scotland Bill which… Read More

  • British population falling short of daily iron needs

    LACK OF iron in the diet is a key health problem in the UK. Commenting on this latest health news from, independent dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton a member of the Meat Advisory Panel (MAP), notes: “First of all it… Read More