Menu labelling in the US will only apply to restaurants with 20 or more outlets – such as fast food chains –  vending machines, amusement parks and prepared foods in supermarkets.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The howl of rage from the Irish restaurant trade over this week’s news of Cabinet approval for calorie counts on menus contrasts with how the move is(...)

Workers and union members protesting yesterday  outside a McDonald’s restaurant in New York. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Fast-food workers protested in dozens of cities across the US in a day of strikes and demonstrations demanding that the national minimum wage be mo(...)

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