Environment and Conservation
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German supermarket chain, Lidl, has introduced a new labelling system that gives consumers a quick way of assessing how high the standards are in the production of its' fresh meat range.
EU member states must “limit” the agrochemical approvals they grant under derogations allowing hazardous active ingredients to be used if no alternatives are available, says a draft report by MEP Pavel Poc, a member of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.
The European Commission is free to go ahead with its proposed approvals for the use of two genetically modified maize lines in food and feed, after an appeal committee returned indecisive votes in May.
An advertisement that appeared on buses in the UK promoting the vegan diet has been banned because it implied that drinking milk was linked to cancer.
A new group of scientific experts, selected from 1,000 candidates, will be taking on the challenging role of advising on the work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) from July.
It is now five years since so-called ‘artificial meat’ was successfully grown in a Dutch laboratory at a cost in excess of $300,000 per lb. But cost of production of this proteinaceous substance, claimed to be an exact nutritional substitute for beef, pork or chicken meat produced on the farm, has now fallen dramatically.
New fertilizer regulations will have a direct effect on all European farmers, according to Rob Cannings, head of the UK task force for the European Biostimulant Industry Council (EBIC).
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