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The charity ‘Shine’ responds to fortification news

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Following an article that appeared on the Telegraph website, entitled "Government could force manufacturers to add folic acid to bread" published on 16th February, Shine have provided the following response: The groundbreaking MRC study in 1991 showed overwhelmingly that taking folic acid before…

WATCH: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE - Folic Acid debate

    • Tanni Grey-Thompson
During a recent debate in the House of Lords, whereby Lord Rooker asked Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of fortifying white flour with folic acid on the number of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects. Baroness Tanni…

Danny Mills receives prestigious award

    • Danny Mills and Richard Astle
Ex-premiership footballer and BBC Radio 5 pundit, Danny Mills (pictured with Shine Chairman, Richard Astle), has received a prestigious award from national charity Shine. The award for 'Outstanding Ambassador' recognises and celebrates the amazing work Danny has performed in promoting the charity through…

Lord to make final stand on issue of Folic Acid in Flour

    • Lord Rooker
In a final attempt to persuade the Government to take action on the UK’s unacceptably high level of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) in pregnancy, outgoing Food Standards Agency Chair, Lord Rooker (pictured), is to raise the issue of the fortification of flour with…

Charity Doubles Response to Annual Awareness Week Event

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October 2013 sees the launch of the second Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The week, which runs from 19th–26th of the month and encompasses World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day, aims to further the level of…

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