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Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

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Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

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Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

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Campaigners hit out at confidentiality rules in risk assessment revamp

The campaigners behind the Europe-wide petition that spawned proposed reforms to the EU risk assessment system at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), have criticised the Commission’s 11 April proposal as not going far enough, saying it would reduce rather than increase transparency due to confidentiality provisions for key parts of industry studies.

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“Clear path” towards treaty to protect world’s oceans established

An intergovernmental conference on creating a legal framework to protect the exploitation of the world’s oceans foresees the preparation of a draft treaty during the first quarter of 2019.

 

International European Agricultural Policy

Experts advise on thorny issues over lab-based meats at GFI meeting

Many thorny issues remain to be ironed out over emerging lab-grown meat products, but there is little appetite for Congress to step in and decide which agency should regulate the new products, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

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EU soft drinks industry pledges 100% recyclable bottles by 2025

Industry association, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, on 13 September committed to making all its plastic bottles 100% recyclable by 2025, with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles containing a minimum of 25% recycled content on average by the same date.

European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

Campaigners criticise Commission’s 11 April transparency in risk assessment proposal

The European Commission’s 11 April proposal to revise the risk assessment procedure and the way the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) operates, have come under fire from the campaigners that inspired the overhaul.

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EU Court to hear Green MEPs’ case against EFSA over glyphosate studies

The EU Court of Justice will this week hold a hearing in a case brought by four Green MEPs against the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its refusal to provide public access to crucial studies into the impact of glyphosate on human health.

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