the real reason for the horsemeat scandal

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As I'm writing this the horsemeat scandal continues to roll on. More and more companies are being implicated and whereas at the beginning of the scandal it was confined to just a few meat products from a single producer in Ireland, it now seems to encapsulate a huge and growing percentage of the processed food industry.
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7 things you can do to save money and go green today

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This week we are going green. With very little effort, not much money, and a little imagination we can make some real savings. If you think you've heard it all before think again - some of these surprised us and we do this for a living! (The gadgets mentioned in this piece are all available in the UK, but we're sure you will be able to find alternatives wherever you are).
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waste here. hunger there.

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There's a story that goes: a billion people currently go hungry every day. By 2050 the global population will have increased by another 2 billion, therefore things are going to get much worse and the only way to solve this crisis is to substantially increase the amount of food produced and the only way to do this is by making the shift to genetically modified crops (GMOs). Nice try Monsanto.
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films to help you beat the blue monday blues

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Blue Monday is statistically the day of the year when people feel at their lowest. The holiday season is over, it's cold (for those in the N. Hemisphere at least), we've spent too much money in December and it's still a while 'til payday, plus our Vitamin D levels are getting low - which affects our mood and energy levels.
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hit the road running in 2013

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Have you made a New Year's Resolution? Most of us do don't we, and there's usually a health-related one in there somewhere; lose weight, stop smoking, get some exercise, eat less of this and more of that But how many of us stick to them? Yeah sure, we can keep it up for a month, maybe two, but a whole year?! So come February/March time, there's less of us still eating healthily, less of us going to the gym and less of us running on the streets.
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guest blog: the (ongoing) food revolution

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This week we have a guest blog from Meredith Hughes, co-founder of the Potato Museum and its offshoot The Food Museum discussing the current food revolution that is taking place.
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keeping it clean

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I know I'm a bit late to this being a co-founder of VTV, but my obsession with cleaning products is almost as bad as my obsession with shoes. But while the worst side effect I am likely to get from a bad pair of shoes is sore feet, the chemicals in my (many) cleaning products could be a real danger to my health.
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if she can do it...

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Two years after we were married, my husband Scott and I finally booked our honeymoon. Three weeks of winter sun - pure bliss. One of the great things about going away in winter is all the shops are selling off their summer clothes and there are bargains to be had! During my hunting I came across this really cute swimsuit. I ordered it. It came. It was very nice. I tried it on. And nearly cried. It didn't fit...
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