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Grayling - Food Labelling Environmental Sustainability

Food Labelling Bill - NOV 2020​
Grayling - Food Labelling Environmental Sustainability.

Widely regarded and criticised, as “not-fit-for-purpose” . . . . yesterday, yer’ man Grayling rose immeasurably, in my opinion.

Not only,

1. because of the declared interest in protecting rain-forests, and tropical forests,

i). the fast disappearing homes of orangutangs, that are been destroyed and squandered, to enable even more production of palm oil, and,

ii). in South America the Earth’s “lungs”, that are been destroyed and squandered, to enable even more beef production.

But also,

2. because of the shrewd, deft, mechanism . . . with which he has chosen to address and hopefully rectify both these dangerous developments. Rather than suggesting (possibly illegal an otherwise difficult to impose), head-on trade bans; import restrictions; etc; Grayling has succeeded in passing the “First Reading” of his new Bill, in the House of Commons.

It was said that the “Second Reading” will be on Friday 12MAR2021.

FOOD LABELLING (Environmental Sustainability) BILL

Grayling’s Bill is entitled the “Food Labelling (Environmental Sustainability) Bill”, and requires all food products to declare that they are produced/manufactured with ingredients that are sourced from SUSTAINABLE practices, and methods.

He argues - he hopes - that by informing the buying-public of the “efficacy” of their purchases, they will be able to make educated decisions, and that the “market” will dictate what - and importantly - HOW our food is sourced and produced.

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Unfortunately, whilst totally admirable in his intentions, there are a couple of problems, which it is hoped will NOT be allowed to de-rail the “Food Labelling Bill”, and for which it is imagined solutions can hopefully be devised.

3. Who, when, where, how . . . are the “sustainable” credentials to be identified, measured, monitored, confirmed and sustained?! My cousin’s husband is involved accrediting the production of palm oil. From his home in Yorkshire ?!

4. Who – other than the “woke” clientele of Waitrose, and maybe the customers of M&S Food - will be bothered to read, and be influenced by, the small print, on their jars of peanut butter, etc. ?!

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Conservative MP Chris Grayling introduces his Food Labelling (Environmental Sustainability) Bill, from Tuesday 3 November 2020 . . . .

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Food Labelling (Environmental Sustainability) Bill

Note: ONLY available for 29 days . . . i.e. until the end of NOV 2020.
 

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Chris Grayling is my parents MP and is a good at representing local issues.
But sadly on a national scheme it seems to go pear shaped for him.
 
Food Labelling Bill - NOV 2020​
Grayling - Food Labelling Environmental Sustainability.

Widely regarded and criticised, as “not-fit-for-purpose” . . . . yesterday, yer’ man Grayling rose immeasurably, in my opinion.

Not only,

1. because of the declared interest in protecting rain-forests, and tropical forests,

i). the fast disappearing homes of orangutangs, that are been destroyed and squandered, to enable even more production of palm oil, and,

ii). in South America the Earth’s “lungs”, that are been destroyed and squandered, to enable even more beef production.

But also,

2. because of the shrewd, deft, mechanism . . . with which he has chosen to address and hopefully rectify both these dangerous developments. Rather than suggesting (possibly illegal an otherwise difficult to impose), head-on trade bans; import restrictions; etc; Grayling has succeeded in passing the “First Reading” of his new Bill, in the House of Commons.

It was said that the “Second Reading” will be on Friday 12MAR2021.

FOOD LABELLING (Environmental Sustainability) BILL

Grayling’s Bill is entitled the “Food Labelling (Environmental Sustainability) Bill”, and requires all food products to declare that they are produced/manufactured with ingredients that are sourced from SUSTAINABLE practices, and methods.

He argues - he hopes - that by informing the buying-public of the “efficacy” of their purchases, they will be able to make educated decisions, and that the “market” will dictate what - and importantly - HOW our food is sourced and produced.

+ + + + + + + +

Unfortunately, whilst totally admirable in his intentions, there are a couple of problems, which it is hoped will NOT be allowed to de-rail the “Food Labelling Bill”, and for which it is imagined solutions can hopefully be devised.

3. Who, when, where, how . . . are the “sustainable” credentials to be identified, measured, monitored, confirmed and sustained?! My cousin’s husband is involved accrediting the production of palm oil. From his home in Yorkshire ?!

4. Who – other than the “woke” clientele of Waitrose, and maybe the customers of M&S Food - will be bothered to read, and be influenced by, the small print, on their jars of peanut butter, etc. ?!

+ + + + + + + +

Conservative MP Chris Grayling introduces his Food Labelling (Environmental Sustainability) Bill, from Tuesday 3 November 2020 . . . .

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Food Labelling (Environmental Sustainability) Bill

Note: ONLY available for 29 days . . . i.e. until the end of NOV 2020.
Hopefully others will also wish to Sign & Share . . .

Earlier this week, BMF (Bruno Manser Fund), presented a petition with 6,629 signatures to the office of the international timber certification body PEFC in Geneva. The petition "Stop the Chop" demands an immediate stop of certification without compliance.

Experiences on the ground in Malaysia have shown that timber breaching the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) is internationally sold as sustainable under the PEFC label. The PEFC has to put an end to the greenwashing of tropical timber from Sarawak and revoke their support for the Malaysian sustainability certificate.

Communities affected by so-called “sustainable” timber extraction in Sarawak repeatedly expressed that they were neither informed nor consulted. Their own initiatives to protect forests in their community territories were ignored by the respective logging company. With their voices ignored in Malaysia, they now hope that the PEFC will take action. Conflict timber must not enter the international market certified as sustainable!

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Hopefully, others will also wish to Sign & Share . . .

The Bosawás and Indio Maíz Biosphere Reserves in Nicaragua are the largest tropical forests in the Americas after the Amazon. The richly biodiverse protected areas are home to jaguars, tapirs, giant anteaters and spider monkeys.

The Nicaraguan government has been looking the other way while loggers, gold miners and ranchers invade those very forests. Their illegal settlements have been a major driver of deforestation on the Caribbean coast.

Now, the Nicaraguan government has applied for money from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to establish a REDD project in the supposedly protected areas.

REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is a mechanism by which developed countries pay for forest conservation, a model that has been criticized for reducing forests to a commodity while failing to protect either the forests or their inhabitants. In the current scenario, the project threatens to fuel conflicts and trample the rights of the indigenous population.

The real causes of deforestation are not even mentioned in the REDD project application. The project could lead to the legalization of logging and mining settlements, setting the stage for further exploitation and conflicts with traditional communities.

The GCF will decide on the application between the 9th and 13th of November. Nicaraguan indigenous and environmental NGOs are calling on the GCF to reject the application.

Please support their demands: Say NO to REDD in Bosawás and Indio Maíz in Nicaragua!

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