Food Labelling Bill - NOV 2020Grayling - Food Labelling Environmental Sustainability.
Widely regarded and criticised, as “not-fit-for-purpose” . . . . yesterday, yer’ man Grayling rose immeasurably, in my opinion.
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.
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.