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Did You Know ...? 12 September, 2017

Published on Sep 12 2017 10:07 AM

Did You Know ...? 12 September, 2017

Did you know ... the Irish government has labeled a bottle deposit scheme as being too expensive to implement? Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten has argued that such a scheme could cost an estimated €120 million, according to Journal.ie.

Did you know ... Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top ,Letterkenny has been shortlisted for the ‘Zero Project’ award for the second year running? DonegalDaily.com reports that The Zero Project award recognises businesses for providing people with disabilities with employment.

Did you know ... Tesco has helped has ‘put the brakes’ on Lidl progressing with new plans for a store at Douglas in Cork? According to IrishExaminer.com, this follows on from Tesco lodging an appeal against Cork County Council’s decision to give Lidl the green light for the store.

Did you know ... Danone and Kellogg’s have both signed a declaration in Switzerland to reduce sugar content in their products? The two food businesses have signed up to the Milan Declaration; a voluntary commitment to reduce sugar in food that has already been signed by 14 other businesses, including Nestlé.

Did you know ... it has has suggested that Bitcoin technology could be useful for the agri-food sector? Irish Examiner.ie reports that Blockchain, the technology that drives Bitcoin digital currency, may also be of interest to the agri-food sector as a way to authenticate food supply chain tracking. IBM has recently announced a collaboration with food giants Nestlé and Unilever, as well as Wal-Mart Stores, to look at using the technology like this.

Did you know ... a new study in the US by Northwestern Medicine has discovered that many moisturisers marked ‘fragrance-free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ often were not? Journal.ie has reported that the study examined the ingredients and performance of the top 100 best-selling, whole-body moisturisers available at Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart to determine the best consumer products based on affordability and how well they worked without causing a skin reaction.

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