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Peter Rixon


Peter Rixon heads up the European Food Law channel on IEG Policy.

As well as covering issues such as changes to the labelling of food, legal debates on food technology, rulings on advertising and developments in nutrition strategy, Peter also focuses on broader questions such as how stakeholders are tackling the obesity epidemic, habitat destruction, socio-ethical sourcing, food-related illness and demands for more localized production.

Peter also hosts webinars and meetings on food-related issues.

Before joining Informa in 2000, Peter worked on UK newspapers covering environmental, health, crime and political issues. Since then he has covered pharmaceuticals, medical technology, clinical trials, political lobbying, animal pharmaceuticals, and GM food in Europe. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the EU Food Law publication in 2010.

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Ethical decision-making should be behind the development of all policies related to food, from the way workers are treated, through to animal welfare, caring for the environment and human health, a group of food experts said this week.

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Brexit could “hinder battle against obesity”

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Food Ethics Council finds generational gap in attitudes towards food system

Key concerns among young people around food policy in the UK are the treatment of farm animals and the preservation of the natural environment, the Food Ethics Council said this week.

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Children in England "consume equivalent of 13 cubes of sugar every day"

Figures released by a government health agency has found that children in England aged between four and 10 are consuming the average equivalent of 13 sugar cubes every day when the recommended maximum intake is five to six cubes.

Europe United Kingdom

Global palm oil body to help plantation workers report abuse

Workers in the palm oil industry will be able to more easily, and anonymously, report any abuse on their plantations via mobile phone through an initiative launched by the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil (RSPO).

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