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