Welsh laverbread awarded EU protected food status

A traditional Welsh dish has been successful in applying for protected food status. Welsh laverbread has been awarded special designation under European law, meaning no other producer can use its name. The dish is made from cooked nori seaweed picked from the Welsh coast. It joins the likes of Anglesey sea salt, Pembrokeshire early potatoes and Welsh lamb which have already been granted the status. The status recognises foods which are produced, processed and prepared in a specific region using recognised expertise. There are currently 80 protected names in the…

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Right to education must be protected in Kashmir: Amnesty

“According to authorities, paramilitary forces have set up camps in at least seven schools in Kashmir since August. The government has shifted some of the venues of upcoming school examinations away from schools occupied by security forces.” The Amnesty International Friday said the J&K government should bring to justice those responsible for the burning of schools in Kashmir and end the occupation of schools by security forces. “Schools should be safe spaces under all circumstances. The vicious arson attacks on schools end up denying children in Kashmir their right to…

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