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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Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.
The UK government has proposed new rules that would restrict retailers from using promotions of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), such as “buy one get one free”.
Fast food chain McDonald’s has expressed its disappointment today after losing the EU trademark for its “Big Mac” hamburger following a long-running battle.
Europe’s food industry association has sounded the alarm again over the “dramatic consequences” of a no deal Brexit for food companies as the delayed vote in the UK House of Commons on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement approaches.
South East Asia’s banks stand to gain significant benefits if they put in place policies that effectively assess the environmental and social risks of the companies they finance in the food commodities sector, the organisation Global Canopy has said.
A guidance document published by the Revenue office of the Irish government says that the VAT exemption applied to food supplements will be lifted from March 1st 2019.