Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling as Commission launches proceedings against UK

GROUP S&DA Labour MEP today attacked the European Commission’s “foolish plans” to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson on health …

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Government should use EU food bank fund urgently

imagesCASN3YD2It’s shocking to hear that nearly one million people have needed food parcels handed out by the Trussell Trust over the last year. In the UK, one of the most developed countries in the world, too many people are simply …

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European Parliament discusses future of transfats

glenis chairToday Glenis Willmott MEP will host a session of the European Parliament’s Health Working Group, looking at the issue of transfats.

Despite being linked to a number of health problems, transfats are often added to processed foods to increase shelf …

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Claim European milk subsidy – Labour MEP call

Cute little girl drinking milkAn East Midlands MEP is calling on the government to look again at claiming the European milk subsidy for under-fives.

Glenis Willmott believes that the present review of the European school milk scheme by the European Commission presents an excellent …

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Euro MP and local action against obesity


Labour MEP Glenis Willmott will hear at first hand some of the initiatives being undertaken by local organisations to reduce obesity, and will outline some of the work she is involved in at European level in the area of public …

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Food companies cut calories – but is it enough?

Over the weekend a range of big food and drink manufacturers announced they are going to cut the calories in their products to help tackle obesity. This is part of the government’s new ‘responsibility deal’ to encourage the food industry …

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Stopping loopholes for advertising of formula milk

Every parent wants their child to have the best possible start in life. We all know that the nutrition that babies receive in their first months and years is crucial for their growth and development, and will affect them for …

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No to misleading claims on food

I want food labels to be simple and honest about what is inside them. This is not always as easy as it sounds, but today was a victory for consumers as the European Parliament supported my objection to a new …

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Glenis Willmott speaks to Europarl TV on nutrition claims

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in Europe and MEP for the East Midlands, spoke to Europarl TV on this week’s vote on nutrition claims.

Glenis Willmott formed a cross-party alliance of MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health …

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The Healthy Chocolate Doughnut

More and more people want to make healthy choices in terms of the food they eat, but when deciding which food should go in the shopping trolley it can get a bit confusing. A certain brand of breakfast cereal might …

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