WTO director general Pascal Lamy has urged ministers in Hong Kong to be 'bold and courageous', but negotations have seen little progress.
Trade-distorting farm support must end, says the EU, as world ministers finally meet in Hong Kong to try and revive the WTO Doha trade round.
Agreement over what should define a mountain quality food product will help ensure accurate labelling and better protect a niche European food market.
Complex webs of assumptions are spinning a lie about the real value of today's companies, lulling directors and shareholders alike into a false sense of value creation.
EU sugar reform will have serious consequences for the long-term future for cereal starch sweetener producers, claims the AAC.
European and US food regulators will never be able to fully tackle issues relating to nutrition and obesity unless they work together, claims a pressure group.
Pessimism and intransigence from both Europe and the US means that next week's vital WTO trade talks in Hong Kong will collapse in embarrassing failure unless concessions are made fast.
India could soon become the latest country to make the labelling of GM foods compulsory.
The UK food industry has called the EC green paper on the promotion of healthy diets a 'sensible, integrated effort to tackle food and health issues'.
A judgement reinforcing the harmonisation of smoke flavouring regulations has been welcomed by the European Commission.
The FAO's warning that urgent policy reform is needed comes just days before the make-or-break WTO Hong Kong summit on liberalising agricultural trade.
The UK food industry has criticised the Food Standard Agency (FSA)'s latest nutrient profiling model for being 'subjective' and 'having no rational scientific basis'.
The European Union, which was left fuming after a second WTO rebuttal earlier this month, has finally agreed to a new import tariff of €176 per tonne.
Further trials are needed before lycopene, obtained from Blakeslea trispora, can be classified as a safe food colour, says EFSA.
The draft WTO Hong Kong ministerial declaration is considerably less ambitious than the stated original objectives of the meeting, according to the European food industry.
From 25 November, the new rules, introduced by EC Directive 89/2003, will require pre-packed foods sold in the European Union to show clearly on the label if they contain any...
The EU is confident that the sugar reforms announced last week give producers a long-term competitive future, though firms such as Tate & Lyle remain cautious.
Sugar users in the UK have cautiously welcomed the Council of Ministers' agreement to lower European sugar prices, but have demanded a more competitive future marketplace.
The Codex nutrition committee made little headway on draft health claims recommendations this week but discussion looks set to advance more rapidly next year, with new input from member countries.
Denmark is to pay compensation in cases where conventional or organic production has suffered economic losses following genetically modified (GM) material contamination.
The resumption of trade negotiations between the EU and Mediterranean countries is vital for the expansion of lucrative new markets, according to the CIAA.
Four key factors will determine whether this week's EU discussions regarding the sugar regime have been a success or a failure, says a key industry body.
EU commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has urged the agricultural council to adopt bold sugar reform ahead of tomorrow's crucial meeting.
A panel of global food experts may start their first debate on health claims this week, with the topic once again on the agenda at the Codex meeting in Bonn.
The FSA's backing of a 'multiple traffic light' (MTL) labelling initiative comes a day after the UK food industry promised a voluntary guideline on daily amounts (GDA).