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10,000 new Scottish food and drink jobs

10,000 new food and drink jobs on cards, says Bank of Scotland

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Investment and growth in Scotland’s food and drink sector will see around 10,000 new jobs created in the region, according to a Bank of Scotland report just a month before the region is set to vote on independence from Britain.  

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

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It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

By Marta Kasztelan

When in June of this year, British newspaper The Guardian published a damning report tracing fishmeal that it claimed had been caught by workers kept in slave-like conditions, a public relations storm seemed to have broken loose.

Malaysian media accuses UK economic policy think tank of a conflict of interest given contact with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

“The IEA does not accept state money, and all of our research is independent of corporate funding.”

UK think tank denies Malaysian palm oil conflict of interest accusations

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has said categorically it does not accept state money, following accusations by a Malaysian media outlet that the UK think tank is in bed with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

“At the moment, insect-derived products are expensive because the industry is in its infancy. If their popularity becomes more widespread, infrastructure developments would render them more affordable, moving them beyond a treat for the experience-seeker,” said Catherine O’Connor from Canadean.

40% of Brits ready to try insects: Canadean report

By Anna Bonar

Canadean asked 2000 UK consumers whether they would be willing to eat on bugs. 803 of them said they would try insects of which 127 said they would be interested in eating them regularly.

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