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Doctors call for ban on hospital junk food

Doctors call for ban on hospital junk food

Doctors have called for a ban on junk food in NHS hospitals, it has been reported. At the British Medical Association’s annual conference in Edinburgh, doctors voted for a motion to sell healthier snacks after it was argued that it was wrong for hospitals to sell junk food while they are supposed to be promoting healthy eating. Delegates at the[Read More…]

Sisters aim to make ethical shopping affordable for everyone

Sisters aim to make ethical shopping affordable for everyone

A new supermarket in Brighton has taken on the big corporates by stockpiling everyday items – but with a heavier focus on ethics and transparency, as an alternative to some of the major high street names. The supermarket is named ‘HiSbe’ which is an abbreviation for ‘How it should be’ and its main aim is to make ethical shopping accessible[Read More…]

Brave new scotland? State appointed spies to monitor new families

Brave new scotland? State appointed spies to monitor new families

The Scottish government has introduced a state appointed guardian for every child, who will have the final say over how a child is brought up. Under the Children and Young People Scotland Bill, employees from maternity, education and other services will be encouraged to monitor parents and judge them on their ability to raise their children according to social and[Read More…]

Tick bites have been known to cause red meat allergies

Tick bites trigger red-meat allergies

Very few people like bugs – especially ticks which have traditionally been associated with conditions such as Lyme disease, in countries such as America, for example. But new research has revealed that there may be yet another reason to dislike them – they have also been linked to red meat allergy. According to US researchers from the University of Virginia[Read More…]

GM crops have been shown to cause cancer in rats

Aspartame toxin gets facelift

Aspartame has received a brand new makeover thanks to its producer which has come up with an inventive new name for the poison. Following much controversy over the side-effects of aspartame, Ajinomoto the makers of the toxin have decided to rebrand it as a “natural sweetener”. It is currently known as AminoSweet, after originally operating under the trade names “Nutrasweet”[Read More…]