From job cuts due to the Sainsbury’s ASDA merger to the ban of some single use plastics these are the food news stories that have caught our eye this week.

Daily Express

Asda JOBS SHOCK: 2,500 jobs could go as major consultation launched. ASDA faces 2,500 job cuts as a major consultation with staff is launched following the supermarkets merger with Sainsbury’s. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1036795/Asda-news-job-losses-supermarket-news-sainsburys

The guardian

Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned within a year. Michael Gove unveils consultation on move to cut pollution and protect oceans. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/22/ban-on-plastic-straws-stirrers-and-cotton-buds-pollution-could-come-into-force-by-2019

The chefs who are closing for dinner to pursue a healthier life. Restaurant culture has long been defined by aggression and long hours – and mental and physical breakdowns. But a new generation of chefs are breaking the mould. https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/oct/24/the-chefs-who-are-closing-for-dinner-to-pursue-a-healthier-life

Daily Mail

Pesticide-free organic food lowers your blood cancer risk by 86% – and slashes breast and skin cancer risk by more than a third, study finds. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6303379/Pesticide-free-organic-food-lowers-blood-cancer-risk-86.html

The Grocer

Kellogg’s unveils Pringles recycling scheme as part of eco-packaging measures. https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/home/topics/environment/kelloggs-unveils-pringles-recycling-scheme/573121.article?utm_source=Daily%20News%20(The%20Grocer)&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-10-26&c=82_-r82nr6u9ozB5lIU7Zg%3D%3D

Telegraph

If you’re bored of bland prosecco, hunt down high-quality, boutique bubbles instead. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/wine/bored-bland-prosecco-hunt-high-quality-boutique-bubbles-instead/