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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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Survey of packaged food finds UK has healthiest products, followed by US

A survey of packaged food and drinks carried out by the George Institute for Global Health has found that the UK has the healthiest products, followed by the US in 2nd place and Australia in 3rd.

European Food Law Health and Nutrition

Scottish farmers call for clearer origin labelling on processed beef

Scotland’s National Union of Farmers (NFU) has called on the UK government to introduce clear origin labelling for processed beef.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Traffic light labelling for foods’ carbon impact touted

The successful traffic light labelling system used across the world to illustrate how much salt, fat and sugar is present in foods could also be used to draw consumer attention to the carbon impact of the food they buy as well, a specialist in the field of climate-smart food has said.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

UK consults on planned national food strategy

A consultation on a national food strategy, which is expected to be published next year and promises a radical shake-up of the food industry, has been launched by the UK government.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Cannabis industry body launches quality charter as sales of CBD oil rocket

A new, quality charter for producers of CBD oil in the UK has been opened up for consultation today (August 20) and seeks to improve legal compliance in the industry and ensure companies stick to the same labelling rules.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

Food and Ag Policy briefing: Pesticides under fire, ASF spreading, energy drinks restricted

Numerous actions to restrict and reduce agrochemical use have played out across the US over the past week.

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