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Europe’s top users of glyphosate identified in new research

A survey conducted by agricultural scientists has identified which EU member states are most dependent on glyphosate.

EU European Agricultural Policy

US study shows low-dose effects of BPA

A US government-funded study has shown bisphenol A (BPA) can produce effects even at low doses as the controversial food packaging chemical displays a non-monotonic dose-response curve, challenging standard toxicological practice and raising question marks about the studies used to back regulated product safety.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Commission eyes plant products law to cover botanical claims and safety issues

The European Commission is considering producing an EU plant products law on both botanical food supplements and herbal medicines, covering health and nutrition claims and safety.

European Food Law Food Policy

EU GMO rules “could create Vitamin B2 deficiency” in pig and poultry diets

The European Commission has rejected calls to temporarily relax a ban on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in organic livestock despite warnings that this could lead to a deficit of Vitamin B2 for pig and poultry diets.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

MEPs object to proposal to approve GM soybean

The European Commission should withdraw its proposal to approve a genetically modified triple- stack soybean line, says the European Parliament.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

European Patent Office prohibits patents on plants and animals

The European Patent Office (EPO) concluded yesterday (14 May) that plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes are not patentable.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Industry welcomes end of South Australian GM crop ban

The industry association, CropLife Australia, has welcomed the South Australian state Parliament’s passage of legislation allowing the cultivation of genetically modified crops on the state mainland.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

UK industry progresses with cannabinoid testing methodology

Steps to develop accurate tests for CBD products were announced today. The move by the cannabis industry aims to cut down on fraud and improve standardization in the industry.

European Food Law US Food Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (May 11-15): COVID-19 support for farmers

MEPs and Agriculture Ministers will take stock of the measures taken so far to offset the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the EU’s farming sector.

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