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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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Scotland to introduce Bill to restrict junk food promotions

The Scottish government has announced that it will be introducing a Bill to restrict the promotion and marketing of foods high in salt, fat and sugar.

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European Commission publishes market briefing on global food supply and demand

A European Commission report on the global food supply points out that income growth and changes in consumer preferences over the past two decades has meant that food consumption has grown at a faster pace than world population.

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Release of confidential Government no-deal Brexit report reveals fears of food shortage

A no-deal Brexit will clash with the end of the UK growing season, the end of some school holidays and the build-up to the Christmas season – a cocktail of circumstances that will put huge strain on the food supply, a confidential report released by the UK government reveals.

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UK parliamentary committee calls for end to single use food packaging

The UK House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has called for the government to focus on reducing all single use packaging – not just plastic – in a report published today (September 12).

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Scotland consults on draft legislation to bring in deposit scheme for drink bottles

Proposed Scottish legislation that would create a deposit scheme for drink bottles as well as cans has been opened for public consultation until December 10.

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