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Commission approves 3 GM soybeans for EU import

The European Commission authorised three GMOs to be sold for food and feed in Europe last week.

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Fashionable shoppers could foil healthy eating guidelines by inflating market prices

Healthy eating guidelines could fall flat as lower income shoppers are increasingly priced out of a market catering for prestige-seekers, a new study suggests.

Spotlight on Poland's organic food market

What are the key drivers in the Polish organic market and which categories are the most popular? University of Lodz researchers have identified key motives and barriers.

Food allergies unlikely to run in the family, study suggests

The chances of a food allergy in the brother or sister of an affected child are only marginally higher than in the general population, a study has concluded.

spotlight on Ireland

Ireland – aiming to become a world leader in sustainability with Origin Green

In spite of low farmgate prices for milk, the Irish dairy industry – with its 18,000 dairy farmers – is seen as a world leader, thanks in part to its Origin Green program.

pacproject scoops up on-the-go packaging trend with Carton Spoon

Packaging design agency pacproject has partnered with EcoTensil to launch its Carton Spoon in Europe.

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Opinion: Why palm oil taxes are neither effective nor just

The French government’s planned palm oil tax was withdrawn in the National Assembly in June as part of the revision of the biodiversity bill. The removal of the tax led to protests from Greens, but was supported by the palm oil sector. In my opinion removing the tax was the right thing to do. 

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