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Can organic foods and GM-like technologies ever go hand in hand?

The use of certain biotechnologies could support organic production in the future – although the currently approved ‘cross-species’ GM technologies are the biggest threat to the organic food system, says Christopher Stopes.

Confusing food labels are named and shamed on Twitter

A Spanish consumer rights group has launched a naming and shaming Twitter campaign after it found one third of consumers surveyed has bought the wrong product due to confusing food labels.

EU trait approvals break 18 month deadlock on GM crop imports

The Commission today adopted ten new authorizations and seven renewals of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food and feed use.

“We’ve never seen consumers as confused!” PepsiCo asks what – exactly – is ‘good for you’

PepsiCo faces the challenge of redefining 'good for you', as it sees consumers turn their attention to real sugar, organic, and non-GMO.

Letters to WHO may be used in EU talks on food marketing to children

Letters of support to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its recent work on food marketing to children may be used as a basis of dialogue between European governments and the food industry, the WHO has said.

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Wessanen reports strong Q1 volume growth

Netherlands-based food group Wessanen has reported higher sales and profits during the first quarter, driven by 8.4% volume growth.