Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver slammed his own bosses Monday in an extraordinary attack on their defense of junk food advertising on television. The British cook, who has campaigned against sugary drinks and the "abysmal" standard of food in schools, also lambasted the Olympic authorities and FIFA, which runs the World Cup football championships, for cashing in at the cost of children's health. "We are getting to a scenario now where people are actually saying, 'We can't make killer drama without selling shit to kids,'" Oliver told top TV executives gathered in Cannes, France. He said his own bosses at Channel 4 and ITV in Britain "don't want to be legislated against for junk food advertising" because they fear for their budgets. But "they have created a monster (in Oliver) because we get awards for doing programs that are about social change and things that matter, but when it gets too close..." Oliver, 43, who shot to fame with The Naked Chef series and cookbooks two decades … [Read more...] about Chef Jamie Oliver slams TV bosses over junk food ads
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The company, with its partners, aims to increase its distribution channels to gain more customers while focusing on “proactive digital marketing orientation” is also included in order to reach 15 per cent growth in a pet food market worth Bt1.3 billion. Chadon Suwanarit, managing director of Royal Canin (Thailand) Co Ltd, said the company was established in 1967 by French veterinarian Jean Cathary, with the French brand entering the Thai market in 2005. “The company provides all dogs and cats in this world with accessibility to the best nutritional diets from the first to the last meals of their lives, makes Royal Canin different from other competitors in the market,” Chadon said. “Royal Canin also believes that it doesn't take many years for technology in animal food production to develop or even to resemble each other. However, what cannot be imitated are the concept and inspiration in developing diets for pets by Royal Canin and this comes … [Read more...] about Pet food brand readies Bt200m plan for growth
By Tara Deschamps The Canadian Press Wed., March 14, 2018 Apps that allow home chefs to sell dishes prepared in their personal kitchens have cropped up in Canada, but uncertainties about health regulations and the strength of consumer demand are raising questions about whether the business models are blue ribbon-worthy or half-baked fads. Food-sharing platform LaPiat, which plans to launch in April, provides a platform for entrepreneurial cooks in the Greater Toronto Area to make some extra cash from home. Users can take pictures of their dishes to advertise and sell them at any price they set, leaving pick up and delivery to the cook and diner to work out. Creator Arber Puci said the app spawned from the idea that everyone has friends and family who are amazing cooks and can use that talent to make some extra money, while consumers will find it cheaper than restaurants, takeout joints or other food delivery services such as Uber Eats. Read more: Opinion | Shawn … [Read more...] about Food-sharing apps allow home cooks to make extra cash. But is the idea blue ribbon-worthy or half-baked?
caption McDonald’s and Wendy’s signature burgers. source Hollis Johnson McDonald’s and Wendy’s have a beef over fresh beef. On Monday, McDonald’s announced it had completed its rollout of fresh beef Quarter Pounders across the US. Wendy’s, long the fast-food king of fresh-beef burgers, fired back at its rival soon after McDonald’s announced its plans to debut fresh beef, posting a string of tweets highlighting the fact that McDonald’s didn’t say it planned to switch to fresh beef for all its burgers. Kurt Kane, Wendy’s head of concept and marketing, told Business Insider that “you shouldn’t have to use a decoder ring to figure out what quality you’re going to get” when you order a burger. Kane also said that having tried one of McDonald’s new burgers, he wasn’t worried about Wendy’s customers ditching the chain for McDonald’s new Quarter Pounders. So we … [Read more...] about Wendy’s is slamming McDonald’s as a new weapon emerges in the fast-food wars — and it’s clear whose burger is better
Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong, visited the Suan Pa Bang Kanun Dog Shelter yesterday (December 5) to check on the progress of its renovation. The renovations includes both exterior and interior work as well as management systems and infrastructure such as dog faeces management system, an animal clinic project, clinic building construction and the office and food donation centre. The renovations also includes flooring of each containment area that would be changed from bare ground to a concrete flooring with drain pipes for wastes, making it easier to clean and maintain. The dog shelter is currently taking care of about 500 dogs. - Kritsada Mueanhawong … [Read more...] about Phuket Governor visits dog shelter to check on renovations