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NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

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US eyes agriculture, food safety in objectives for EU trade talks

Agriculture and food safety are among the topics the US wants included in free trade agreement negotiations with the European Union (EU), despite the EU's reluctance, according to negotiating objectives released late last week by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).

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Nebraska joins states looking to regulate labeling of cell- and plant-based meats

Following the lead of Missouri, more U.S. states are considering enacting statutes that regulate the labeling of plant- and cell- based meat products.

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Court uproots challenge of Monsanto's dicamba herbicide

A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging EPA's 2016 approval of Bayer-owned Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, agreeing with the company that the complaint is moot because of a new registration issued by the agency last October.

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Commission not planning to review legislation on GMOs for the time being

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.

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Day ahead – January 8, 2019: WOTUS hearing postponed, US, EU trade officials to meet, China GMO crop import approvals

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers postponed a planned public hearing on the Trump administration's rewrite of the "Waters of the US" (WOTUS) rule due to the partial government shutdown. Meanwhile, US and European Union (EU) trade officials will meet today and China approved five GMO crops for import.

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Nestlé speeds up shift from single-use plastic

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.”

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This week in Food Chemical News Guide

IEG Policy tracks the regulatory status of food additives and colorings in the Food Chemical News Guide found here. Updated in the Food Chemical Database this week:   

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Commission not planning to review legislation on GMOs for the time being

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.

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Scientists boost crop yields by 40% by fixing “glitch” in plant growth

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.

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Edible coating that can reduce food waste set for EU approval this year

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.

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Cell-based and conventional meat industries identify hurdles, solutions for cell-based protein regulation

While FDA and USDA have decided that they will jointly regulate the emerging field of cell-based meats, the two agencies have yet to tie up loose ends before they can develop a specific and practical model for joint oversight.

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