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Scotland: Good Food Nation or Fast Food Nation?

 

The politics of food is maturing in Scotland, with progressive proposals for a 'right to food' and for Scotland to become a 'good food nation'. But the UK government's plans for a post Brexit internal market across the four nations of the UK, plus a trade deal with the US, could threaten these positive moves towards healthy, sustainably produced food. 

Beware the rose-tinted spectacles and don’t bank on a fossil free COP26 just yet

Reports that the UK government may not accept sponsorship from fossil fuel corporations are falsely optimistic.

The glass is still half full: the second revised draft of the negotiation text for the UN treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

The United Nations’ (UN) process of creating a Legally Binding Instrument (LBI) to regulate the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises reached another stage on 6 August in the publication of the 

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Global Justice Now legal challenge sees UK government criticised for secrecy over trade talks.

Published by Global Justice Now on 24 August, Nick Dearden’s new book is a comprehensive exposé of the corporate agenda behind the US trade deal.

Public health campaigners warn the government’s latest deal to secure advanced supplies of potential Covid-19 vaccines for the UK will fuel the global scramble to hoard vaccines by rich countries. (1) The government’s deals with Novavax and Janssen to purchase 90 million doses of a potential vaccine on a UK-first basis, undermines global efforts to ensure fair and world-wide access to Covid-19 vaccines.