Food in the news

first_imgThe GM debate reared its head in The Telegraph around calls to rebrand GM. “We need a new language. Perhaps vaccination or inoculation is less scary for the public,” said Bill Clark, who runs Broom’s Barn Research Centre, part of agricultural research centre Rothamsted Research. He argued that changing the public perception of GM was essential if the poor wheat yields in Britain and Europe were to be overcome. “Wheat yields have plateaued over the last 15 years,” he said. Peter Melchett, policy director at the Soil Association, branded the comments “desperate rubbish”.Food sales growth slowed in December as snow disrupted sales patterns and trade was lost, according to the British Retail Consortium. However, non-food had a much tougher time, it said.Families are to benefit from £50 voucher books to help them to eat more healthily and be more active, as the next phase of the Government’s Change4Life programme is announced. Families will be encouraged to swap one unhealthy habit for a healthier one, and will have access to vouchers for money-off healthier foods, including a Warburtons Wholemeal loaf and activities.last_img read more

Hamilton leads 3rd practice for Belgian GP, Vettel last

first_img Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton led the third and final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday.The Formula One champion was 0.23 seconds faster than Renault’s Esteban Ocon and 0.39 quicker than McLaren’s Lando Norris.While Hamilton will be aiming for a record-extending 93rd pole position, things are going from terrible to abysmal for Ferrari.Sebastian Vettel had the slowest time of the 20 drivers — a humbling experience for the four-time F1 champion — while teammate Charles Leclerc did little better with 17th place.While Leclerc has two podium finishes this season, Vettel is enduring his worst start since 2008 and has yet to finish a race in the top five. Written By Associated Press Television News COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 29th August, 2020 19:43 IST Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 19:44 IST Hamilton Leads 3rd Practice For Belgian GP, Vettel Last Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton led the third and final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday. FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Cop remanded on rape charge

first_imgPolice Constable Mark Otto was on Friday remanded by Georgetown Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on a rape charge alleging he had sexually penetrated a child under the age of consent in May 2017 at Roxanne Burnham Gardens inMark OttoGeorgetown.The prosecution is contending that the 23-year-old peace officer was in a relationship with the 15-year-old when the incident occurred.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to the defendant being placed on bail, and the matter was adjourned to March 28.The matter was held in camera.last_img