G4S boss who oversaw botched Olympics contract lands bigger pay packet for 2012 despite firm's 88m loss on London gamesG4S chief executive Nick Buckles paid 1.19m, up 170,000 on last yearCompany lost 88m in Olympics fiasco when they failed to provide security , following million pound losses during the Games. G4S boss Nick Buckles was paid a total 1.19million in 2012, up 170,000 on his 2011 paycheck, despite the company nursing an 88million loss on the London 2012 contract. The security giant failed to provide the 10,400 guards needed during this summer's main event and the military was forced to step in
Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 3 April 2013 Putting an organic label on ordinary foods can trick shoppers into believing that they are healthier, taste better and have fewer calories, new research suggests. Known as the 'health halo effect', previous studies have shown that we perceive foods labelled as organic to be healthier. Now, scientists at New York’s Cornell University have found the label can influence much more than health views – perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'.
Shoppers who buy organic food are LESS likely to be helpful to other people, study claims By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:36 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 18 February 2013 Buying organic foods may make you less likely to show kindness to others, researchers claim. This is because using organic products makes people feel more secure about themselves, weakening the urge to act unselfishly, says US psychologist Dr Kendall Eskine. It also makes them judge immoral behaviour more harshly, his team reports in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
'Frankenstein food' a good thing It's all great GM lies | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 17 December 2012 There is no doubt that it was a declaration of the Government’s colours on genetically modified farming when Environment Secretary Owen Paterson rounded on critics of GM technology as ‘humbugs’ last week, and insisted GM food should be grown and sold widely in Britain. During the course of his ringing endorsement, he managed to spark outrage and alarm by claiming ‘there isn’t a single piece of meat being served [in a typical London restaurant] where a bullock hasn’t eaten some GM feed’