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Olympic organisers warned to serve healthy food at Olympics

PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:11 05 October 2010

Olympic organisers are today putting £700m worth of contracts out to tender for everything from catering to security. But the Green Party s London Assembly Member Darren Johnson has warned the London Organising Committing for the Olympic Games that the p

Olympic organisers are today putting £700m worth of contracts out to tender for everything from catering to security.

But the Green Party's London Assembly Member Darren Johnson has warned the London Organising Committing for the Olympic Games that the "proof is in the pudding."

Mr Johnson said: "Londoners will be waiting to find out what food they get to eat and what merchandise they can buy. I want to see healthy, unprocessed food and durable, Fairtrade merchandise. Londoners working on the site will also want to be paid the Living Wage, following good work during the construction to end poverty pay on site.

"The Olympics organisers have put in place some basic principles. Now the proof is in the pudding - will they fight for people and the environment, as well as the bottom line?


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