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Greenpeace activists block IOI palm oil at Rotterdam port

Greenpeace activists are blocking palm oil imports from Malaysian trader IOI at Rotterdam harbour in protest at the firm's involvement in forest destruction, peatland fires and use of child labour.

Rotterdam port - Europe's biggest - is 'palm oil’s gateway into Europe'. Image: © Greenpeace

Acrylamide regulations won’t reduce exposure, say campaigners as draft EU proposals are leaked

The European Commission’s proposed new regulation on acrylamide is “meaningless” and won’t make any difference to consumers’ exposure to the substance, say campaigners.

’We are investors and we expect companies to manage the risks in their supply chain’

Investors worth $1.25trn urge industry to switch to sustainable plant proteins

A group of investors worth $1.25 trillion (€1.1 trn) in assets are urging 16 food companies to accelerate the switch to sustainable, plant-based proteins.

Too much gluten may trigger coeliac disease in babies

High gluten intake before the age of two carries coeliac disease risk, researchers say, challenging coeliac development links with breastfeeding and age.

Beta-glucan & fibre: Golden oldies in 2016?

Simple, recognisable nutrients like beta-glucan and fibre should be on the menu when targeting a new wave of active and positive seniors, say experts.

Global ID Group snapped up by private equity firm

The Global ID Group is to be acquired by a private equity firm for an undisclosed amount.

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