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French supermarkets required to give all unsold food to charity

French legislation voted in yesterday will require supermarkets to donate all unsold, edible food to charity in a bid to cut food waste.

UK minister warns industry over sugar tax

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers could be forced to pay a sugar tax if they continue to sell unhealthy food, a UK minister has warned.

Mandatory origin labelling: Costs outweigh the benefits, says EC

Mandatory labelling for dairy could push up production costs by nearly 50% and limit consumer freedom of choice - the current status quo is the most suitable option, say two Commission reports that have been welcomed by the food industry.

Sensory properties of wheat varieties being ignored

The choice of wheat has a big impact on the sensory properties of bread, but this is largely disregarded, according to research from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

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Germany aims to boost land switch for organic farming

Despite strong growth in the German organic sector, there is little switching to organic cultivation by domestic farmers – something that the German government is now aiming to change.