Government must act over minimum wage laws affecting care workers, say UNISON and Mencap  
UNISON and Mencap have written jointly to the Prime Minister today (T​uesday) calling for immediate reform of minimum wage laws affecting thousands of care workers.    The letter to Boris Johnson says “action is needed urgently” to amend current rules so sleep-in shifts – where staff have to stay overnight away from home – are defined as working time and paid properly. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled* the hours employees are asleep don’t have to be paid at minimum wage rates, only the time they are awake and looking after people. UNISON – the biggest union includi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 19, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: Article adult social care Sleep-in payments Source Type: news

Higher Red Meat Intake Tied to Worse Imaging Measures of CV Health
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse imaging measures of cardiovascular health, including adverse ventricular remodeling, poorer cardiac function, and higher arterial stiffness, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

About 50% of lamb mince sold in Australian supermarkets contains a dangerous parasite that may cause brain damage
(Natural News) A recent study concluded that lamb mince sold in Australian supermarkets might be contaminated with parasites. In the report, researchers from Flinders University tested lamb meat sold in supermarkets three times a week for six months. After testing, they found that 34 out of 79 samples were contaminated by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. T. gondii is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who is selling and trafficking Africa's wild meat?
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study classifies different types of wildlife traffickers and sellers in two of Central Africa's growing urban centers, providing new insight into the poorly understood urban illegal wildlife trade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Mozambique Bans Poultry Imports From South Africa
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government announced on Thursday that it has banned the import of live birds (domestic and wild), as well as bird meat, feathers and eggs from South Africa due to an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pensions update for ODP ’s
UNISON’s Pensions Unit for Members has been assisting some of our ODP members with Special Class Status (SCS) claims (i.e. the ability to retire from the 1995 Section at 55 with an unreduced pension) and the first of these considered by The Pensions Ombudsman has been upheld! Of greater significance is that the Ombudsman’s formal Opinion determined that NHS Pensions have not been applying their scheme regulations correctly and that NHS Pensions insistence on the need to have a nursing qualification to be a nurse (and hence eligible for SCS) is not supported by the scheme regulations. Notably the Senior Adjudica...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Hassan Govia Tags: health Source Type: news

New study links red meat consumption with heart disease
In a blow for burger lovers, UK scientists have linked the consumption of red meat - such as beef, lamb and pork - with a decline in heart function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persuasion not coercion must be the key to drive vaccine take-up, says UNISON
Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) of a government consultation on whether mandatory vaccinations should be introduced for care workers, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Boosting the number of vaccinations in the social care sector is essential for everyone’s safety. But mandatory jabs are the wrong approach and a massive distraction. “Targeting adverts at care staff, lining up already-jabbed colleagues to offer reassurance, tackling misinformation and giving staff time to make the right decision is where the government should be concentrating its efforts. It&r...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 14, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release adult social care Christina McAnea Covid vaccine Source Type: news

Steak-umm Starts Bizarre Twitter Beef With Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Amazingly, many experts took the side of the processed meat product over the celebrity astrophysicist. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

UNISON to help lead union response to the racism report
UNISON is working with the TUC to lead the trade union response to the discredited report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. The commission, which was chaired by Tony Sewell and set up by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in response to the Black Lives Matter protests, claims that the UK is no longer an institutionally racist country. It said that issues around race and racism are “becoming less important” and, in some cases, are not a significant factor behind explaining disparities. The commission has been widely criticised for ignoring well researched and evidenced submissions made to it &ndas...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News black members equality racism Source Type: news

Turning young people onto politics
Almost one-third of eligible young people aged 18 to 24 in the UK are not registered to vote. This means that young people are often left out or overlooked when it comes to political decision making. UNISON member Mete Coban wants to change that by turning young people into an essential part of our democracy. Mete set up the charity My Life My Say to get young people more involved in politics – and with a variety of elections happening across the UK on 6 May, it’s more important than ever. So next Monday, 19 April, in partnership with Shout Out UK, My Life My Say will be coordinating National Voter Registration...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article register to vote Source Type: news

Blog: The government can still address racism properly
Many members of UNISON, in common with Black workers throughout the country, are only too well aware of the everyday realities of racism within their workplaces and across the rest of society. No amount of official reports can deny that lived experience. Neither are these reports required to confirm it. The recent report commissioned by the Westminster government from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, also known as the Sewell report, can’t hide or deny the scale of the racism that is still part of Black British lives. Before saying something about what can best be described as a disappointing report, tho...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Roger McKenzie Tags: Blogs News Black workers racism Source Type: news

Join UNISON for a series of green events
UNISON has recently committed to raising awareness of the union’s climate emergency work, the green transformation of public services and support of the union’s green activists and environmental reps in the workplace. Some regions have green networks and are already doing great work, and a series of three webinar events is a chance for them to feel part of UNISON’s green efforts. The union is committed to publishing a report on how UK public services and workplaces can meet net zero emissions targets, together with the level of new investment required to achieve this. The findings of that report will be u...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Energy Environment green unison WET Source Type: news

UNISON research reveals scale of council deficits
New UNISON research reveals the scale of the impact that COVID-19 has had on council finances across England and Wales. Huge increases in spending needed required to fight the pandemic, coupled with a massive hit to council income streams, meant that, in December 2020, top-tier councils predicted funding gaps totalling over £1bn by the end of the financial year (March 2021). District and borough councils are often overlooked even more than their top-tier equivalents, but they provide a range of important local services, from council housing and local planning, to recycling, refuse collection and leisure facilities....
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article council cuts local government save our services Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Meat Processing Workers SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Meat Processing Workers
Which interventions may help stem potential COVID-19 outbreaks in these facilities?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate Together in New Double Pyramid
The Barilla Foundation New Double Pyramid includes seven cultural pyramids including ones for specific regions like South Asia where these rice workers come from. Other cultural regions include Latin America, East Asia, Nordic and Canada, USA, Mediterranean and Africa. Credit: Deepak Kumar / Unsplash By Alison KentishNEW YORK, Apr 12 2021 (IPS) Following an extensive scientific review, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) is preparing to launch a new food systems model which incorporates nutrition and climate. Researchers from the Foundation teamed up with counterparts from the Frederico II Univers...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Source Type: news

Spotting cows from space
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Cows don't seem to have a whole lot going on most of the time. They're raised to spend their days grazing in the field, raised for the purpose of providing milk or meat, or producing more cows. So when students in UC Santa Barbara ecologist Doug McCauley's lab found themselves staring intently at satellite image upon image of bovine herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, it was funny, in a " Far Side " kind of way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Jay Leno cancels HIMSELF for joking about Koreans eating dog meat... now he feels bad for Asians, but not the slaughtered dogs
(Natural News) After receiving threats from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA), late-night talk show legend Jay Leno has issued a publicly apology for all the jokes he ever told throughout his career about Koreans eating dog meat. MANAA head Guy Aoki reportedly threatened Leno’s new employers at Fox, where he now hosts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON to step up campaigns on pay and social care reform
UNISON’s number one priority remains the support of members who have been delivering public services for over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, general secretary Christina McAnea told the union’s national executive council (NEC) at an online meeting today (Wednesday). But the union is also focussed on what will happen in the post-COVID recovery, particularly in terms of members’ pay, and it will work to ensure public services and the interests of the union’s members are central to the elections taking place across the UK on 6 May. The union also continues to “look outwards”, with the ge...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 7, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News care workers: your rights international NEC Source Type: news

Decision to keep face coverings is the right move, says UNISON
Commenting on the government’s decision today (Tuesday) to extend the use of face coverings in secondary schools, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “It’s the right decision to continue. Ministers have sensibly listened to school staff – the people who know what it’s really like to be around classrooms and corridors during the pandemic. “Wearing face coverings isn’t ideal, but they’re a valuable safety measure and will be needed for a while longer to allow schools to stay open. “Keeping staff, pupils and their families safe and stopping wider infection spread i...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 6, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

Branching out – UNISON ’ s branches look to the future
UNISON’s branches are vital in supporting our members. Together with our regions and the national union, branches work tirelessly to improve the working conditions for members, wherever they are, whatever their role.  But what branches do is expanding. Not only do they recruit members and represent them, but after 10 years of austerity there has been a reduction of employers in national bargaining arrangements and a significant fragmentation of the workforce. UNISON needs every branch active and thriving. In 2019, the national delegate conference decided that an examination of all branch resources be conducted t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 6, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News branch resources review Source Type: news

Consuming Processed Meat Regularly May Up CVD, Mortality Risk
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- Consumption of processed red meat, but not unprocessed red meat, is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, according to a study published online March 31 in the American Journal of Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Big Meat and Dairy Companies Have Spent Millions Lobbying Against Climate Action, a New Study Finds
Top U.S. meat and dairy companies, along with livestock and agricultural lobbying groups, have spent millions campaigning against... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Us2 launched as next stage of One Team campaign
UNISON has today launched its One Team – Us2 campaign, for contractor staff to be paid the same rates and benefits as their colleagues who are directly employed by the NHS. The union has written to NHS private contractors calling for all members working on NHS contracts to be paid Agenda for Change rates. The previous three-year Agenda for Change pay deal came to an end on 31 March and the union is campaigning for a £2,000 pay rise that is now overdue for all NHS staff. UNISON members working for a private contractor have played their part alongside colleagues employed by the health service, and the union says ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News NHS One Team2K private contractors Source Type: news

University unions and employers meet on pay
The national negotiating committee for higher education staff (New JNCHES) met yesterday for the first time this year, to negotiate on higher education pay for 2021/22. The trade unions presented their joint claim and pressed the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association (UCEA) for progress to be made on all elements. The New JNCHES committee is composed of the five higher education trade unions – UNISON, UCU, Unite, GMB and EIS – along with UCEA, which represents university employers in the UK. UCEA spoke on behalf of sector employers in the joint statement, acknowledging that there needs to ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News higher education Source Type: news

Public service workers aren ’t fooled by this April’s pay rise
The government has today increased its national living wage to £8.91 an hour – an increase that UNISON welcomes, but says is a far cry from what workers need to earn in order to get by and have a decent living standard. According to the Living Wage Foundation, five years on from its introduction, national living wage earners have fallen a total of £10 billion short of what they would have earned if they had been paid the real living wage. This includes millions of key workers, who have collectively earned £1.6 billion less than they would have if they had been paid at least the real l...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News health pay pay in education social care Source Type: news

Blog: Fair pay for low-paid workers
Today, on 1 April, some of you will be getting a pay rise. But don’t be fooled – for some UNISON members working for outsourced contractors or private companies, any modest increase in your pay is not from an employer who is choosing to pay staff decent wages that they can afford to live on. It may well be because the rate of pay you receive from your employer is the national living wage rate – previously known at the national minimum wage, and the lowest rate of pay across the UK – or the real living wage. The rates for both are going up from today. If your employer has registered with the Liv...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News Christina McAnea low pay Source Type: news

Keeping it fresh: New AI-based strategy can assess the freshness of beef samples
(GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)) Scientists at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, combine an inexpensive spectroscopy technique with artificial intelligence to develop a new way of assessing the freshness of beef samples. Their method is remarkably quicker and more cost-effective than conventional approaches while maintaining a relatively high accuracy, paving the way for mass-produced devices to identify spoiled meat both in the industry and at home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diet High in Processed Meats Could Shorten Your Life
New research found an association between eating even small amounts of processed meats, 150 grams (a little over 5 ounces) per week, and a higher risk of major heart disease and death. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The future regulation of nurse and midwife education
The requirement for student nurses and midwives to spend such a large amount of hours in clinical practice during their training has long been contentious. Critics of this regulation argue that nursing purports to be an evidence-based profession, how can we continue to insist upon such a burden for students, educators and mentors which has no basis in evidence? Others insist a lengthy grounding in clinical practice is essential for students to gain experience and put their academic learning into practice. What’s certain is that the current model is creaking loudly at the seams. Pressures on clinicians make adequately...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Hassan Govia Tags: Article Source Type: news

More than  half NHS and social care staff in London considering quitting over pandemic impact
NHS and social care staff in London have revealed that they feel let down by the government and unable to cope with work-related stress, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The findings are based on responses from over 2,000 health and care workers ​across the capital, including nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, as well as ambulance and administration staff, says UNISON. Seven in ten staff ​responding to the survey (70%) said they’d been so overwhelmed by work-related stress they felt unable to cope. And over half (54%) admitted they’d consi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release london NHS Stress Source Type: news

Create colourful window displays to support NHS staff on pay rise due date, say health unions  
Families and individuals across the UK are being urged by health unions to create colourful window displays in their homes and workplaces today (Thursday) to show support for NHS staff on the day they should have been getting a pay rise. Artworks designed by children’s illustrators and writers are part of a growing collection of posters available to download from a campaign page designed by the 14 unions, who between them represent more than a million health workers across the UK. This includes drawings from Nick Sharratt, whose books include Shark in the Park, Ketchup on Your Cornflakes? and the You C...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea NHS pay rise windows Source Type: news

Diet High in Processed Meats Could Shorten Your Life
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- That piece of sausage you're about to enjoy? You may want to put it down for something healthier. New research found an association between eating even small amounts of processed meats, 150 grams (a little over 5 ounces)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Decellularized spinach serves as an edible platform for laboratory-grown meat
(Boston College) Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly, a spinach leaf proves to be an edible platform upon which to grow cultured meat cells, a team of researchers led by a Boston College engineer report in the advance online edition of the journal Food BioScience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 31, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Revealing meat and fish fraud with a handheld 'MasSpec Pen' in seconds
(American Chemical Society) Meat and fish fraud are global problems, costing consumers billions of dollars every year. On top of that, mislabeling products can cause problems for people with allergies, religious or cultural restrictions. Current methods to detect this fraud, while accurate, are slower than inspectors would like. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have optimized their handheld MasSpec Pen to identify common types of meat and fish within 15 seconds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 31, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Growing appetite for meat alternatives in Brussels
(University of Bath) A new study analysing changing attitudes to meat-free diets finds growing support for plant-based alternative products in Belgium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carbon labeling reduces our CO2 footprint -- even for those who try to remain uninformed
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science) Climate labels informing us of a meat product's carbon footprint cause many people to opt for climate-friendlier alternatives. This applies to people who are curious about a product's carbon footprint, as well as to those who actively avoid wanting to know more. The finding is published in a new study from, among others, the University of Copenhagen. As such, climate labeling food products can be a good way of reducing our climate footprint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Westminster government could learn from Scotland over NHS pay  
Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the Scottish government has made a pay offer to NHS staff in Scotland, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This shows where there’s a political will there’s most definitely a way. “Valuing health staff and investing in the NHS is a political choice. One that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are choosing not to make. “After a long and difficult year, a decent pay rise for NHS staff should be a simple decision to make and be popular with the public. “The Westminster government should learn from the a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 25, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release nhs pay Sara Gorton Scotland Source Type: news

A proper pay rise is crucial to keep the NHS running
A pay rise of at least £2,000 is crucial to retain, reward and recruit all the NHS staff that have given so much in the past year, says UNISON. Earlier today, health workers helped UNISON present its evidence to the NHS pay review body. This includes data from a survey of 10,000 NHS staff working across the UK outlining concerns over pay, the status of NHS employees and their confidence in the government, says UNISON. The findings reveal that a staggering level of distrust of the government existed long before its 1% pay proposals came to light, UNISON says. More than four in five (85%) say they are angry at how NHS ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 23, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay Source Type: news

New policies pose a huge risk to the future of social housing
Last Friday the government confirmed that money made from the sale of council homes could go towards buying schemes, instead of building new social housing. UNISON believes that this change could divert funding away from the building of desperately needed council homes to replace those that have been sold off. Councils need flexibility and adequate funding to build more homes at scale and pace, not a framework which will still restrict local action and is insufficient to address the decline in social housing. UNISON assistant policy officer Sylvia Jones said: “Right to Buy capital receipts should only be used for the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 23, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News housing Source Type: news

Government must try harder on vaccines before leaping to the law, says UNISON
Compulsory Covid vaccinations for care staff are the wrong way to increase injection take-up and would heap additional pressure on an already-challenged sector, says UNISON today (Tuesday). The union was responding to reports that the government is considering changing the law to make Covid jabs mandatory for all care staff. UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Everyone wants the pandemic over and vaccinations are the route back to normality. But turning the clock back to Victorian times by forcing care workers to be jabbed isn’t the way. “All those who can have t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 23, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers coronavirus vaccination Source Type: news

Covid inquiry needed to ​learn pandemic lessons and prevent ​future frontline worker ​deaths
There must be a full public inquiry into the government​’s handling of the Covid crisis as soon as the worst of the pandemic is over​, says UNISON today (Tuesday) on the anniversary of the first lockdown. The union​ – which represents ​1.3m NHS, care and ​other public service workers, including porters, midwives and refuse collectors – wants any investigation to enable the voices of frontline staff to be heard, for lessons to be learned and those responsible for failings to be held to account. UNISON also urged people to take a mom...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 23, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus Source Type: news

Scientists created edible food films for food packaging
(Ural Federal University) An international group of scientists from India and Russia has created edible food films for packaging fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, and seafood. Films consist of natural ingredients, they are safe for health and the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating processed meat could increase dementia?risk?
(University of Leeds) Eating processed meat has been linked with an increased risk of developing dementia, say Leeds researchers exploring a potential link between consumption of meat and development of dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health workers win two-year battle against privatisation in Frimley
UNISON Frimley health branch members are celebrating after emerging triumphant from a two-year battle against privatisation. Assistant branch secretary Maura Price said: “It’s fantastic news. It’s such a relief for all involved. When I gave the news to a member, she dropped to her knees. People are saying they hadn’t realised what a weight this has been for them to all carry for the past couple of years. We’re all so relieved.” Ms Price described the Frimley Health Foundation Trust in Surrey as being “a family” and adding that “we need to keep all of our staff in o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 19, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News health workers NHS subcos privatisation Source Type: news

Using conservation criminology to understand restaurant's role in urban wild meat trade
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study in the journalConservation Science and Practice finds that restaurants in urban areas in Central Africa play a key role in whether protected wildlife winds up on the menu. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blog: This worrying attack on free speech and the right to protest
There are some good things about this enormous, multi-faceted new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that is being rushed through Parliament at speed this week. These include things that UNISON has long campaigned on, such as defending our frontline public sector workers from attack. But, sitting right in the middle of it, is one of the biggest threats to freedom of peaceful protest that I have ever witnessed. UNISON has several serious concerns about this proposed legislation that would seriously affect our ability to protest peacefully, effectively and free from undue interference on the right to freedom of expres...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 16, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News Christina McAnea Legal Source Type: news

Nebraska declares pro-meat day on Colorado meatless day
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is railing against a proclamation by the governor of Colorado that encourages people to avoid meat for one day a week, calling it a “direct attack on our way of life” and signing a pro-meat declaration of his own (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Push to prevent next meat shortage hits big obstacle
Sudden meat shortages last year because of the coronavirus led to millions of dollars in federal grants to help small meat processors expand (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Latest Chinese “gray zone” warfare plot to kill Americans involves large spike in shipments of tainted meat
(Natural News) Most Americans are unaware that the Chinese Communist government is engaged in an unconventional “gray-zone” war against the United States that has, so far, resulted in close to one million Americans dead. “The Gray Zone is characterized by intense political, economic, informational, and military competition more fervent in nature than normal steady-state diplomacy,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news