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Sugar Taxation

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The UK government's tax on sugary soft drinks was introduced in 2018 in an effort to tackle rising rates of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Former chancellor George Osborne announced the sugar tax in 2016, bowing down to pressure from scientists, doctors and campaigners.The soft drinks industry is taxed for total sugar content over 5g per 100ml. T...

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Why do we Send Flowers on Valentine’s Day?

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© deagreez / Adobe StockValentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year - a time when people all over the world shower their loved ones with gifts and affection.Many other countries celebrate their own version of Valentine's Day. In Argentina, the celebrations last for an entire week! Known as Sweetness Week, kisses and sweet treats...

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There are Plenty more Fish in the Sea… or are there?

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© metelevan / Adobe StockThere are plenty more fish in the sea. While the saying is commonly used to refer to dating, the literal meaning has been thrown into doubt recently - with the revelation that the declining numbers of certain species of fish is causing concern.So, are there really plenty more fish in the sea? The latest statistics ...

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The Red Meat Debate

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© alphafotos / Adobe StockThe ongoing red meat debate looks set to continue for the foreseeable future, as scientists argue over whether livestock farming is bad for the environment. Some newspapers have reported that the carbon footprint of eating meat (especially beef) is excessively high.A study published by the United Nations has claim...

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Rising Demand for Cold Stores in the UK

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© tilialucida / Adobe StockMany businesses rely on cold stores to keep perishable items safe, fresh and usable. In recent years, demand in the UK has been rising rapidly for these temperature-controlled storage facilities, but why is this? Uses of cold storesCold stores are used by a wide range of sectors to store items that would...

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Vanilla Ice: Ice Ice Baby

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Photo Credit: KarppinenWhen singer and songwriter Vanilla Ice released Ice Ice Baby, it was the first rap song to reach the coveted number one spot in the American Billboard Hot 100 chart back in 1990.This brought the 23-year-old rapper instant fame, which soon turned into notoriety - when he had to pay royalties to British rock legends Dav...

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Antarctica: The Penguins

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Situated at the South Pole, Antarctica covers an area of around 5.5 million square miles, making it the fifth largest of the world's seven continents. Roughly a circular shape, it has a long "arm", the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches towards South America, which is the nearest land mass at 600 miles away.Its size and land mass increase - a...

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