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1107, 2019

Taxing Sugar

By |July 11th, 2019|Sugar Tax|0 Comments

Following on from the recent introduction of the sugar levy on soft drinks, the possibility of a sugar tax on foodstuffs has been mooted. I have no qualms about the value of helping the consumer to make healthier choices by using the tax system. However, we already have a tax in place that differentiates between […]

1910, 2018

Tax and Food

By |October 19th, 2018|Sugar Tax|0 Comments

This is not the first time I have talked about this subject and I doubt it will be the last!

I’ve written two previous blogs on the subject; written (unpublished) letters in response to articles in both the @Telegraph and the @Independent; I have raised the issue in debate at @FoodMattersLive; to my local MP, Tim Farron and to Keith […]

2205, 2018

Addressing nutritional profile concerns of Gluten Free products

By |May 22nd, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Addressing nutritional profile concerns of Gluten Free products

This week Coeliac Society and Innovate UK launched a joint initiative offering grants to joint initiatives between SMEs and Universities to bring about improvements to the lives of those living with Coeliac Disease. One of their three priority areas stood out for me in particular – the quality enhancement of […]

201, 2018

Why introduce a ‘Pudding Tax’ when we could reform VAT?

By |January 2nd, 2018|Sugar Tax|0 Comments

It’s January 2nd and I am frustrated by today’s ‘Pudding Tax’ article in The Telegraph and the suggestion from Dr Alison Tedstone (Chief Nutritionalist at Public Health England) that further action to the Diabetes and Obesity ‘epidemic’ should include taxes.

I’ve already written to the Chancellor, via Keith Vaz and to Tim Farron, my local MP. […]

2305, 2017

Sweet Potato in a Ginger Bake? Why?

By |May 23rd, 2017|Ingredients, Nutrition|0 Comments

Recently, at the Sedbergh Cycle Festival, a lady approached the Bakes and Balls stand and glanced at the products on offer. Her eyes stopped at the ‘Sweet Potato and Ginger Bakes’. Her hand reached out to the samples and then paused. I encouraged her to try, but she looked up at me and defiantly declared, […]

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