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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has pledged to publish the scientific data it uses for EU-wide monitoring programmes, surveys and many of its risk assessments on its Knowledge Junction platform.
Consumer organisation, BEUC, is calling on the Commission to close regulatory gaps in EU food law identified in a January 15 report from the European Court of Auditors.
Nestlé has stepped up its efforts to tackle plastic waste and meet its goal of make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, unveiling what it called a “broader vision and action plan.”
The European Court of Auditors has issued a damning report on the EU food safety system finding regulators responsible for checking compliance with differing chemical limits, ranging from pesticides, through contaminants, to additives, “overstretched.”
The new regulation replacing a 1990 directive on medicated feed is the EU’s latest weapon in the fight against antimicrobial resistance by setting stricter standards on what medicines can be fed to farm animals.
The European Commission is not planning to re-evaluate the EU’s current legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) following last July's ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), a representative from the institution has said.
A new method to genetically tweak the photosynthesis process allows plants to develop faster and grow bigger, meaning it holds great potential to improve agricultural productivity.
A plant-derived, edible coating that could significantly extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables and reduce food waste is expected to gain EU regulatory approval in the second half of 2019.
Munich-based campaign group Testbiotech has hit out at the Commission’s approval of the Bayer/Monsanto genetically modified maize in some 14 different sub-combinations, shortly before the end of year recess.
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