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Hidden lobbying could go unchecked under poor EU transparency proposals, says watchdog

Industry lobbying activities could continue to go “unchecked” with insufficient Commission proposals for a new mandatory transparency register, according to transparency watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory.

'What the Commission puts forward is still a long way from a genuinely mandatory register that really boosts transparency,' said watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory. © iStock

Switzerland and Canada expand organic trade deal

The Swiss and Canadian governments have recognised the equivalency of their organic standards for multi-ingredient processed products.

Pedon pulse pasta rides Europe's protein wave

Dutch consumers' first impression of Pedon's red lentil pasta may have been lacklustre but the Italian pulse processor is unworried as it rides Europe's triple trend wave for healthy protein, flavoured pasta and sustainable pulses.

Edible crickets can be reared on food by-products, study says

Concerns over using crickets as a sustainable alternative to meat may be eased as a study has shown that weeds and food by-products could work as single ingredients to successfully rear this insect.

Glyphosate opinion: EFSA says new data disclosure allows closer scrutiny

EFSA is to release the raw data used in the recent EU safety evaluation of glyphosate, saying the move is part of its commitment to open risk assessment.

Slovakia has compromised on standards since joining EU - officials

Slovakia has had to compromise on or lower food safety standards post accession to comply with EU regulations, according to officials.

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