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News Round up - 1st Feb

Possibly the biggest story, this week, was Jamie Oliver's latest crusade, Jamie Saves Our Bacon, raising awareness of the dire state of the British pork industry and certain supermarkets' willingness to import pork reared in appalling conditions.  Part of Channel 4's food season, it's the latest attempt by our erstwhile food crusaders (another prominent one being Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) ro improve standards.

So has this had any impact?  Well, we're seeing reports that Tesco might finally be improving chicken welfare, while a crackdown on food labelling is in the offing.  It's not all good news, however, as the Guardian raised doubts over the saintliness of the UK pig farming market (the Telegraph seems to agree) and also suggests that Jamie's battle is just the beginning.

Elsewhere, we've learned:

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