'Vegans need their own shelf in the office fridge'

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There's new advice for supporting vegans in the workplace, including having a shelf in the office fridge.The Vegan Society has shared suggested guidelines to help businesses look after their vegan staff.

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We're worse with food waste than we think

The study found food waste goes up with the increase of money in our pockets, possibly reaching more than twice the levels we thought previously.Reducing food waste is a key challenge in fighting climate change.

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Poundland sells 40,000 engagement rings ahead of Valentine's Day

The discount retailer told the BBC it had sold almost 40,000 engagement rings ahead of Valentine's Day this year, nearly double last year's tally.The £1 "Bling Rings" and "Man Bands" are meant to be used as "placeholders" for proper rings, it said.

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My Money: A wedding, a pay rise and some healthy eating

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My Money is a series looking at how people spend their money - and the sometimes tough decisions they have to make.A lot of Somi's money ends up being spent on food, books.

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Scientists find secret to healthier white bread

A group of scientists has pinpointed the genes responsible for the dietary content of flour.They say the new flour offers a range of health benefits such as a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes and obesity.

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What if we only ate food from local farms?

She has a degree in horticulture, and has been practising a local diet for so long that she no longer gives it much thought.He said: "The animals on the farms I use are entirely grass-fed, so the nutrients are kept in the area.

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My Money: 'I had to get tickets, it was a huge sum, $519!'

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My Money is a new series looking at how people spend their money - and the sometimes tough decisions they have to make.Here, Sunneva María Svövudóttir from Reykjavik in Iceland, records her spending over a week and shares tips for saving.

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Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

People should cut the amount of beef, lamb and dairy produce they eat by a fifth to combat climate change, a report says.But it says if people don’t cut consumption willingly, taxes on meat and dairy might be needed.

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Veganuary: Farmers in Scotland say both sides 'can co-exist side by side'

Like many farmers, she feels she increasingly has to defend her way of life - particularly during campaigns such as Veganuary.Mrs Chalmers said: ''We do feel under attack.

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Being born with no smell: 'I don't know what food tastes like'

I can't taste hot drinks or anything sweet and spicy," the 22-year-old tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.It's not something that many people can relate to, with around 5% of the population suffering from a smell disorder.

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Call to tax 'hidden' sugar in pre-mixed alcoholic drinks

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Many "ready to drink" pre-mixed spirits are packed with excessive sugar and hidden calories and should be subject to a sugar tax like fizzy drinks, health experts say.Action on Sugar is concerned people are consuming more than they should, without realising it.

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Pennywell Youth Project photography exhibition highlights food poverty

Family, Food and Community portrays the "resilience" of six families at Pennywell Youth Project's Community Cafe.About 60 images document mealtimes at home and at the centre, sharing the stories of where they live.

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'Chinese Restaurant Syndrome' - what is it and is it racist?

Now Ajinomoto has launched a campaign to recover MSG's reputation by taking on an unlikely target - Merriam-Webster's Dictionary.The publisher is being pressed to change "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome".

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Why is kosher food soaring in popularity?

5 million people, a study by the Quartz business news website found that 41% of all packaged food in the US is certified kosher.Explanations for this include a perception that kosher food is cleaner or healthier, or people's desire for assurance than a product does not include potential allergens such as shellfish.

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Pigeon infestation at Waverley Mall shopping centre's food court

The inspectors will meet managers at Waverley Mall in Princes Street to assess the mall's pigeon control plans.As many as eight birds have been seen in the court at one time with some even being seen flying at table height.

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How to make your packed lunch healthier

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About half of primary school children in the UK have a packed lunch.And a new study from Leeds University found 98 in every 100 packed lunches eaten by children at primary school failed to meet nutritional standards.

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Chinese takeaway owner jailed for 'unspeakably dirty' kitchen

Zhi Zhao, 62 operated the Grace Chinese takeaway on High Street, Cilgerran, despite being banned from running a food business in 2009.Following an inspection in January 2018, council officials found he had been banned by Maidstone council in 2009 from being involved in food businesses.

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LNER criticised for Lincolnshire sausages made in Yorkshire

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LNER's Yorkshire-made banger has been criticised by butchers in Lincolnshire



A rail firm has come in for a grilling for serving Lincolnshire sausages made by a butcher in Yorkshire.According to LNER, Ripon-based butcher Taste Tradition has created "a great tasting Lincolnshire sausage using an authentic recipe".

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ASK restaurant fined over 'misleading' lobster dish

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The Italian restaurant chain ASK has been fined for misleading customers about a lobster dish.The Aragosta e Gamberoni (lobster and king prawns) dish contained a mixture of 35% lobster and 34% white fish, plus other ingredients, formed to look like lobster meat, an investigation found.

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What To Eat When You Have A Cold

Yogurt is a great source of probiotics that keep your gut healthy and reduce inflammation, which in turn helps alleviate severe cold symptoms.Add blueberries for an antioxidant boost or sliced banana to up your potassium, which is often depleted when you're running a fever.

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