'No anti-junk food laws, health secretary promises'

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Food and alcohol companies will fund government's healthy lifestyle ad campaign in exchange for a 'non-regulatory approach'Beer companies,...

Food and alcohol companies will fund government's healthy lifestyle ad campaign in exchange for a 'non-regulatory approach'Beer companies, confectionary firms and crisp-makers will be asked to fund the government's advertising campaign to persuade people to switch to a healthier lifestyle and, in return, will not face new legislation outlawing excessively fatty, sugary and salty food, the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, announced today. In a move condemned by campaigners as the government "rolling over on their backs in front of the food lobby", Lansley told a conference of public health experts that he wanted a new partnership with food and drink firms. In exchange for a "non-regulatory approach" - The Guardian

Major food firms will be asked to fund healthy living campaigns but controversially in return will not face a clampdown on fatty, sugary and salty meals, the health secretary said yesterday - Daily Mail

Wine buyers are spending as much as £1,000 a bottle on Bordeaux 2009, a vintage yet to even be bottled, in the latest sign that the wine market has reached a new frenzy. Wine experts have agreed that the 2009 vintage is one of the finest in recent years, with some declaring it the best in living memory, thanks to last year's perfect conditions of a wet spring and hot summer. However, they expressed shock that this week chateaux in Bordeaux were selling the 2009 vintage at upwards of £13,000 a case. This is the equivalent of £1,000 or more a bottle, with many speculators in the Far East, investors and wine lovers on waiting lists to get their hands on the wine, even at this unprecedented price - The Telegraph

Looking for a good way to avoid those nasty hangovers? History may have the answer. According to the author of the Gardeners' Almanac, published in 1653, the knack is to glug a large dose of salad oil before imbibing - Daily Mail

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