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Towns Forced to Evacuate After Guajataca Dam Fails in Puerto Rico
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwest Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria’s wake. The National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday that the northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas, home to some 70,000 people, were being evacuated with buses because the nearby Guajataca Dam was failing. Details remained sketchy about the evacuation with communications hampered after the storm. The 345-yard (316-meter) dam holds back a manmade lake cover...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel: If Trump Is Qualified to Talk Health Care, So Am I
The most unlikely crusader against Senate Republicans’ latest push to repeal Obamacare has been late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who kept up the charge for a third night on Thursday. Kimmel’s latest pushback came after President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday night on Twitter that he would not sign the new Senate bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, “if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions. It does!” Kimmel objected to this — just as many health care experts have. “For Donald Trump, this isn’t about the Graham-Cassidy bill,” Kimmel said. “It’s a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Obamacare onetime Television Source Type: news

Nigeria: Benue Assembly Bans Use of Tyres in Meat Processing
[This Day] Makurdi -Benue State House of Assembly friday banned the use of tyres and other harmful materials used in roasting meat across the state in view of their health hazards to meat consumers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The FDA Is Coming Around to the Idea That Cheese, Microbes, and Mold Can Work Just Fine
Fuzzy ashen mold billows around wheels of cheese stacked on wooden planks at La Ferme de L’Abérieux. Inside its cheese cave nestled in the hills of Cordon, southeastern France, proprietor Albert Bottollier Depois removes one wheel and lowers it to the wide eyes of two children. “Mushrooms,” he says threading his fingers through the cloudy wreath of fungus forming the cheese’s distinctive crust. For a stronger cheese, he’ll even pierce the rind so it seeps in and blooms in the eyes. This is a Tomme de Savoie, one of France’s most distinguished and sought-after cheeses. And yet it h...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush / Cordon, France Tags: Uncategorized Cheese Food Safety onetime Source Type: news

These Are the Most Misunderstood Menu Items
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Pomranz / Food & Wine Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk
A Singapore study suggests eating dark poultry meat, as well as red meat, may be linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk; an expert stresses overall lifestyle for disease prevention .Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes tariff moves at E.ON
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that energy company E.ON is to phase out standard variable tariffs for its customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “This could be a game-changer, and is good news for E.ON customers and employees alike. It should mean cheaper bills for households, and greater stability for the workforce, at a time of much upheaval in the energy market. “The hope now will be that other energy firms are able follow E.ON’s example and begin to move consumers who come to the end of their agreement away from the now discredited stand...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 21, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Energy Source Type: news

Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Diabetes Risk
Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blog: Lillie McNaughton was one of those special people
Our union is made up of so many special people, who dedicate their lives to their friends, their communities and our movement. Lillie McNaughton was one of those people. A brilliant trade union activist, Lillie was police convenor for many years in the Strathclyde regional council branch of UNISON, and later became an active member of the Strathclyde Police and Fire branch. Active in the union until her 80s, she represented retired members with distinction and determination at a branch, Scottish and UK-wide level, “wee Lillie” will be missed by all those who knew her. Yet it is a testament to the kind of person...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Why Everyone Is Suddenly Obsessed With Sour Beer
Sour beer is the hottest cold drink of 2017. The funky brew is the latest niche offering to take off in a market obsessed with finding ever more obscure and complex beers. In recent years, craft beers have soared in popularity, with particular varieties, such as extremely hoppy IPAs, gaining a strong following among a cadre of beer drinkers, who increasingly view beer with the discernment, vocabulary and sophistication once reserved for wine. Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing introduced a peach sour beer last year and saw sales of the brew double this year, spurring the brewmaster John Harris to make a new batch every wee...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Medieval porpoise 'grave' on Channel island puzzles archaeologists
Animal may have been placed in carefully cut hole to preserve its meat or have had some sort of religious significanceArchaeologists digging at an island religious retreat have unearthed the remains of a porpoise that, mystifyingly, appears to have been carefully buried in its own medieval grave.The team believe the marine animal found on the island of Chapelle Dom Hue, off the west coast of Guernsey, was buried in the 14th century.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Archaeology Channel Islands Porpoises Animals UK news Science Heritage Culture Source Type: news

Heath Tip: 10 Mistakes People Make in Food Preparation
-- Homemade food should be nutritious and safe. But experts at the foodsafety.org website cite 10 common food-preparation mistakes: Tasting older food to see if it's still good. It's better to be safe and just throw it out. Putting cooked meat back... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UNISON cautiously welcomes government ’ s school funding rethink
The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on the future of school funding in England. Following a high profile campaign by UNISON and the other education unions, the DfE has withdrawn its proposals to cut the per pupil funding in many schools across the country. It now says that instead of a flat settlement for schools in England it will increase funding by £416m in 2018/19, with a further increase of £884m in 2019/20. The government states that no schools will have cuts in per pupil funding and that new minimum per pupil funding levels will be introduced that will significantl...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: cullenm Tags: Article education schools unison in schools Source Type: news

I Went to the London ‘FriendsFest’ and All I Got Was a Free Bar of Mockolate
Stepping under a dripping white banner reading “Oh. My. God.” and “My sandwich?!,” while the Rembrandts sang that they’d be there for me “when the rain starts to pour” was not the most inspiring start to a drizzly FriendsFest – Comedy Central’s annual tribute to the iconic nineties sitcom. Friends may have ended 13 years ago (three years longer than it was on television in the first place), but that did not seem the case when looking around damp, dark Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, London, on Thursday evening. Around 100 people – many of whom would have been yo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson / London Tags: Uncategorized Friends Television United Kingdom Source Type: news

You Taste Food Differently When You ’re in a Relationship
People change and adapt when they’re in a relationship—and not usually in ways that make them more unique. Studies suggest that over time, romantic partners can become more similar in subtle ways. Younger couples tend to have similar levels of health the longer they’ve been together, and couples may even develop similar facial features—by employing the same facial muscles out of unintentional mimicry—over time. The same phenomenon may also happen on the plate. A new study published in the journal Appetite suggests that couples may develop more similar food tastes the longer they’re toget...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized couples food preferences food tastes husband i look like my boyfriend i look like my girlfriend Relationship relationships Sex Sex/Relationships Smell why does food taste bad why does food taste good wife Source Type: news

Enjoy Wild Game Safely This Season
State health officials are reminding hunters, their families, and anyone who serves or eats wild game to make sure the meat is cooked thoroughly before eating. Last year, an outbreak of trichinellosis (trichinosis), a disease people can get by eating raw or undercooked meat from animals infected with the microscopic parasite, Trichinella, sickened three Wisconsin residents. The outbreak was associated with eating undercooked bear meat. Trichinella is...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

The people of Lancashire deserve more
The impact of austerity is widespread. Spending cuts are painful and cause long-term damage to public services, those who rely on them and those who work in them. That’s not something that will be news to UNISON members or those who rely on their work. Yet after nearly a decade of austerity, there are those who will go through all manner of attempts to deny the impact of pernicious government cuts – even when the realities are staring them in the face. What is currently happening in Lancashire County Council is a classic example. This is the fourth largest county council in the country, yet it’s had to de...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog Lancashire local government Source Type: news

Blog: The people of Lancashire deserve more
The impact of austerity is widespread. Spending cuts are painful and cause long-term damage to public services, those who rely on them and those who work in them. That’s not something that will be news to UNISON members or those who rely on their work. Yet after nearly a decade of austerity, there are those who will go through all manner of attempts to deny the impact of pernicious government cuts – even when the realities are staring them in the face. What is currently happening in Lancashire County Council is a classic example. This is the fourth largest county council in the country, yet it’s had to de...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog Lancashire local government Source Type: news

‘The University Has Coddled Students Too Long.’ Conservative Firebrand Roils Berkeley
The preparations for Ben Shapiro’s speech at the University of California, Berkeley, had been intense. In advance of the conservative’s appearance on Thursday, the school shut down a big block of the campus. By early evening, police were roaming the area by the dozens, kitted out with riot gear and driving armored cars. Helicopters hovered above. But by the time Shapiro’s speech let out around 9 p.m. local time, the night had gone without great tumult or physical injury reported by police – unlike several other run-ins the city has seen over the past year between extremists on the right and left. T...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz / Berkeley Tags: Uncategorized California Education Higher Education UC Berkeley Source Type: news

Kit will identify genetic variations without need for lab analysis
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Tests will identify genetic alterations that can be used to measure meat quality, characteristics of seedlings and plants, or pesticide resistance of disease-transmitting mosquitoes. In developing a simple and portable kit, Brazilian startup Scheme Lab is making companies from multiple market areas less reliable on clinical laboratories and their rather expensive brand of expertise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Quinoa, amaranth: Ancient grains hold promising future
The answer to future global food challenges may well come from the past. Since the 1960's, diets in many Western countries have relied heavily on meat. But with global food demand soars set to soar by 70 percent by 2050, other sources of high-quality proteins are needed. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

FE pay claim: union writes to college heads asking for a decent pay rise
The letter comes ahead of a National Joint Forum (NJF) meeting on Tuesday 19 September between FE employers and the union. Even if colleges have implemented all of the recommended pay rises, pay for FE workers has fallen in real-terms by 21.5% since 2009. Many colleges have not implemented pay rises for a number of years meaning that pay has fallen even more sharply and members are finding it hard to make ends meet. As UNISON continues its Pay Up Now! campaign and the pressure grows on the government to announce an end to the public sector pay cap, the union believes FE colleges must look to ensure that their staff have a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: cullenm Tags: Article further education Source Type: news

Jeremy Corbyn is right to say that all public sector workers need a pay rise
Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the 149th TUC in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn delivered a powerful speech that showed why he is such a great friend of working people. He is right to say that all public sector workers need a real pay rise. It’s time for Theresa May to pay up now.” Media contacts: Liz Chinchen M: 07778 158175 E: l.chinchen@unison.co.uk Clare Santry M: 07944 191479 E: c.santry@unison.co.uk Siobhan Cooley M: 07903 870786 E: s.cooley@unison.co.uk Charlotte Jeffries M: 07850 427530 E: c.jeffries@unison.co.uk The article Jerem...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release jeremy corbyn pay cap public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Today ’ s pay move is not nearly enough, says UNISON
Commenting on the news of pay awards for police and prison officers today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s a tiny step in the right direction but not nearly enough. “For seven long years the government’s harsh pay cap has been hurting public sector workers, their families and the services they provide. “There must be no selective lifting of the cap. No one part of the public sector is any more deserving than the rest. With inflation on the rise, the cap must go for everyone and it must go now.” Notes to editors: UNISON has just launched a Parliamentary petition...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government pay cap public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Here's why America's chicken meats have to be washed with toxic chlorine
(Natural News) “Never trust a Fox in your hen coop,” Barry Gardiner, Labour’s shadow trade secretary sallied after British trade secretary Liam Fox accused the country’s media of being “obsessed” with chlorine-washed chicken being imported from U.S. farms. Fox was addressing the rampant fears that Britain would enter into a potential trade deal with America... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON ’s joint branch and regional assessments enter the digital age
The process by which UNISON branches organise and collaborate with their regions is going digital. The Organising Framework is a bespoke digital solution for the paper-based Joint Branch and Regional Assessment (JBRA) process, which has been in use for the past 10 years. The digital version goes active on 1 October, after which paper forms will no longer be issued. Regions are currently being briefed and will support branches over the coming months with the new approach. The JBRA was originally introduced after a national delegates conference decision in 2007, which emphasised the importance for the union to maintain stron...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News branch development branches organising Source Type: news

Vegetarian warning: Trendy diet means you could miss health benefits of THESE four meats
VEGETARIAN - or plant-based - diets have soared in popularity in recent years, but ditching meats, such as chicken and beef, could mean you miss out on vital nutrients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lift the pay cap now, says Dave Prentis
The government must bring to an end the damaging era of public sector job losses and squeezed services – and scrap the punishing pay cap for everyone once and for all, says UNISON today (Sunday). At the start of the annual Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government is out of step with the mood of the nation on public sector pay. Over recent months there have been warm words and gratitude for public sector workers, but that won’t pay the bills, buy their children’s school uniform or put petrol in their cars. “Back in June there was a vote in t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Pay cap forces public service staff into debt, says UNISON
  Staff providing vital public services are being forced into debt, into cutting back on groceries, having to go without heating and even a daily meal, because of the government’s pay cap, according to research by UNISON.   The findings released today (Sunday) will increase pressure on ministers to give all public service employees a proper pay rise ahead of the annual Trades Union Congress (TUC), which opens in Brighton later today A survey* of nearly 11,000 employees including paramedics, teaching assistants, hospital porters and police staff across the UK hi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning: Too much red meat and poultry can increase risk
EATING too much dark meat can significantly increase the risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Mediterranean diet be as good as drugs for acid reflux?
Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes government U-turn on selling NHS staffing agency
UNISON has welcomed the government’s U-turn on plans to sell off NHS Professionals (NHSP), the publicly-owned NHS staffing agency in England. Over the summer UNISON staff and activists combined with the We Own It campaign group to petition and lobby MPs, civil servants and the National Audit Office. The result has been hailed as a public sector success story, in allowing NHS trusts to avoid private sector agencies and ensuring that staff are employed on NHS pay and conditions. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government has at last seen sense. NHS Professionals is an organisation that saves the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News NHS England nhs pay NHS Professionals NHS staff recruitment Source Type: news

Here ’ s the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Increase whole grains and exercise, limit booze and processed meats: report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Exercise and Physical Fitness, Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Whole grains may prevent colorectal cancer
A new, large-scale report finds that whole grains significantly lower the risk of colorectal cancer, while red meat increases it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- For reducing colon cancer risk, whole grains and regular exercise are a must, while processed meats and alcohol should be limited, a large research review finds. Three servings (about 3 ounces) a day of whole grains --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Whole Grains and Exercise Curb Risk for Colorectal Cancer Whole Grains and Exercise Curb Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Eating whole grains and being physically active may reduce the risk for colorectal cancer, but consuming red or processed meat may increase it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Report: Whole grains decrease colorectal cancer risk, processed meats increase the risk
(American Institute for Cancer Research) Major new report finds strong evidence of links between lifestyle and colorectal cancer risk. Physical activity and whole grains lowers risk of this cancer; too much alcohol and red meat, processed meats and obesity increase the risk. An estimated 47 percent of US colorectal cancers could be prevented each year with lifestyle changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High meat intake increases diabetes risk, study shows
A Singaporean study shows that red meat and poultry can increase diabetes risk, but fish and shellfish can reduce that risk. Heme iron also plays a role. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Using the Five Senses for Anxiety Relief
Anxiety is a disease that bites many. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate against age, sex, religion, race, or any other related demographics. It affects people differently and manifests in different ways. It can affect our thoughts, emotions, and even physical health if we let it get out of control. Everyone might deal with fright or worry from time to time, but take it up another notch and anxiety will override any of those milder forms. Anxiety is nothing to be afraid of because it can be mastered with the right tools. The following is a list of tricks on how to use your five senses to calm and overcome your anxiety. Pe...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amy Hunt Tags: Anxiety General Happiness Health Insurance Herbs & Supplements Self-Esteem anxious thoughts calming Relaxation Sensory Perception worry Source Type: news

Meat increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 23%  
Researchers from Duke –NUS Medical School in Singapore found people who consume the highest amounts of red meat raise their risk of the condition by 23 per cent versus those that have the least. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes risk increased by eating THIS type of meat, experts claim
TYPE 2 diabetes can be linked to poor diet and being overweight or obese. Experts accept a plant-based diet is generally considered healthier than a meat-based diet in preventing the risk of diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meaty Challenge: What's on the Menu for Future Cities? Meaty Challenge: What's on the Menu for Future Cities?
Juicy lab-grown steaks and burgers made of plant-based meat could soon be tempting hardened carnivores scanning restaurant menus in the world's biggest cities, as food producers explore fresh ways to feed booming populations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre | Editorial
Vegans are often unfairly mocked. They should instead be praisedJeremy Corbyn is “going through the process” of eating more vegan food, he has said – he just has to bring himself to give up the brie, verboten under vegan rules, along with eggs, milk and everything animals produce. Later, as if fearful of a backlash, his spokesperson issued a statement denying he was vegan. But the Labour leader was right to be proud of his efforts. Vegans are often unreasonably mocked as do-gooders and sniped at for making dinner parties awkward for those who don’t like lentils quite so much. This is unfair: the die...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Veganism Life and style Food Environment Food science Source Type: news

Join the rally for EU citizens living in the UK
A rally to celebrate the contribution of EU citizens living in the UK, and British citizens living in Europe, is to be held on Wednesday 13 September. UNISON’s Christina McAnea and an array of politicians, scientists and comedians will speak at the event, which will take place at Trafalgar Square from 6pm. Earlier that day UNISON members and others will be lobbying their MPs at Parliament, urging them to commit to EU citizens’ right to remain in the UK after Brexit. Irish Comedian Grainne Maguire will compere the rally and at 7pm over 15 choirs will lead a joint singing session (with lyrics provided). The day o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News BREXIT EU eu migrant Source Type: news

A statue for the socialist suffragette
There is a memorial in Westminster to the brave women who fought for women’s suffrage – but one of the most influential activists doesn’t feature on it. Sylvia Pankhurst was the socialist one of the family – she was involved with the trade union movement and she was determined to improve the conditions for the working class. For these reasons, as well as her belief that the fight for women’s votes should continue despite the beginning of the first world war, she was kicked out of the Women’s Social and Political Union. This is why the bronze statue near Westminster misses out the indomit...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article general political fund women women members Source Type: news

Pay pressure is beginning to pay off – but there ’ s so much more to do
In the past few days, attention has returned to the government’s painful and pointless pay cap. Rumours have begun to circulate that the Westminster government might be about to scrap the cap, and at long last move towards real pay rises for public sector workers. Meanwhile in Scotland, the SNP government has confirmed plans to lift the 1% cap. Of course, it’s great to see that the pressure we’ve been putting on the government is beginning to pay off – especially after a summer of intensive work on our Pay Up Now campaign. But I certainly won’t be taking the kind words of Tory MPs or unsourced...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News pay pay cap pay up now Source Type: news

Engineering a better society
This article was first published in UNISON Active magazine which is produced by the Yorkshire and Humberside region of the union. Next month (October) is Black History Month. If you’re a UNISON member and you’d like to get involved with your local Black members group contact your branch.   The article Engineering a better society first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Source: UNISON meat hygiene)
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine Black history month black members local government Source Type: news