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Pernod Ricard bans plastic straws and stirrers

By Rachel Arthur

Pernod Ricard will stop using non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers in any part of its business: asking all global affiliates to refrain from using them at Pernod Ricard events.

EFSA's re-evaluation of BPA starts this year. Picture: iStock/splendens

MEPs back lower limits and not ban of BPA

By Joseph James Whitworth

A decision by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to lower and not ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging has been called ‘regrettable’ and a ‘missed opportunity’ by health groups.


Canadian university to create wine consumer lab

By Rachel Arthur

Canada’s Brock University is to create the world’s first augmented reality, virtual reality and sensory reality consumer wine lab; which will explore how drinkers chose the wine they drink and buy.

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