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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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Industry welcomes UK election result as “end of sea of uncertainty”

UK food and agriculture organisations appeared to be breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning following a clear victory by the Conservative Party in the UK elections last night. However, some are looking anxiously to the work ahead to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement with the EU and the slim timeframe in which to achieve it.

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New food Commissioner talks up plan on food waste, sustainability

The EU’s new health and food safety Commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, has said she aims to make “strong and concrete” progress on reducing food waste to help Europe meet its domestic and global sustainability commitments as well as pushing for a more sustainable food system.

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Nestlé scales up action against child labour and expands cocoa sustainability program

Nestlé has today reported how it has expanded a programme in West Africa which seeks to tackle child labour in the cocoa sector. At the same time, the company says it supports planned EU-wide legislation that would oblige companies to carry out human rights due diligence in their supply chains.

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UK food industry needs to automate and export more

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has published a report on the outlook for the food industry for 2020, which says the industry needs to increase automation and tackle labour shortages. It also names several key markets for growing exports.

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Nestlé reports progress in tackling “varied and complex” causes of child labour in cocoa farming

Nestlé has today reported how it has expanded a programme in West Africa which seeks to tackle child labour in the cocoa sector. At the same time, the company says it supports planned EU-wide legislation that would oblige companies to carry out human rights due diligence in their supply chains.

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UK food industry looks to expand robotics, export more to UAE

The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has outlined the need to expand robotics in the industry and increase exports in key countries, such as Japan, the US, China, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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