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Peter Rixon

London

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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Arrests made in Spanish horsemeat investigation

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil), supported by EU law enforcement agency, Europol, has said it has dismantled an organised crime group selling horsemeat which was deemed unsuitable for human consumption.

Spain Cattle & Beef

Arrests made in Spanish horsemeat investigation

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil), supported by EU law enforcement agency, Europol, has said it has dismantled an organised crime group selling horsemeat which was deemed unsuitable for human consumption.

Spain European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Luxembourg to ban glyphosate, Italy cracks down on Mafia, Mexico-US trade deal approved

A major operation against the Sicilian mafia over alleged fraud with EU funds intended for farmers was carried out last week by the Italian authorities.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Luxembourg set to become first EU state to ban glyphosate

Luxembourg is on course to become the first EU member state to ban the herbicide active ingredient, glyphosate, with a three-phase approach that envisages the substance being completely banned by December 31st this year.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Agriculture bill introduced into UK Parliament, government criticizes “unfair” CAP

The Agriculture Bill has been relaunched in the UK Parliament today with promises of using money to encourage farmers to be more environmental. The UK is among the least forested areas in Europe with roughly 13% coverage and a drastically reduced mammal and insect population.

 

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Soft drinks’ sugar content “reduced by 29%”, finds study

Pressure on businesses to produce healthier products has led to a 29% reduction in the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018, a study by Oxford University reports.

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