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A lack of primary farm-led data means eco-labels risk not reflecting the true environmental and social realities on the ground, it has been warned. Image: Getty/SimonSkafar

Poor data is hindering eco-label plans, group warns

By Oliver Morrison

The UK’s CLEAR consortium complains that a lack of global data that distinguishes between farming methods and countries risks making eco-labels a blunt tool for consumers seeking greater transparency about food products.

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Date marking: Time for a review?

By Katia Merten-Lentz

Date labels are often cited as a food waste driver. But to appreciate the relevance of a review of the rules on date marking it is necessary to go back to the beginning of the debate about the current requirements, suggests Katia Merten-Lentz of Food...

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EU agrees deforestation law

By Jane Byrne

A provisional political agreement has been reached between the EU Parliament and the Council in relation to EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains.

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DSM temporarily reduces vitamin C production in China

By Jane Byrne

DSM is to significantly cut back production of vitamin C at its Jiangshan, China based facility, with immediate effect. It says it will re-evaluate the situation in late January 2023, after the Chinese New Year.

Clean Food Group is fermenting yeast to develop a lab-grown, bio-equivalent alternative to palm oil, which has attracted the attention of ingredients major Doehler Group. Image credit: Laurie Lapworth: University of Bath

Doehler invests in lab-grown palm oil alternative

By Flora Southey

The German ingredients supplier is investing in UK-based Clean Food Group (CFG) – a start-up developing a bio-equivalent cultivated alternative to palm oil – via its investment arm, Doehler Ventures.

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Meat and milk are more sustainable when the grass is greener

By Dr. Jacobo Arango

Dr. Jacobo Arango, environmental biologist at the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); Lead Author, IPCC Working Group III 6th Assessment Report on mitigation; and co-lead of the OneCGIAR initiative...

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Collaborate to reduce energy drink health risks, scientists warn

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Scientists are calling for a European legal framework for energy drinks (EDs) to regulate maximum levels of active components, volume size, and initiate labelling improvements to mitigate health risks from excessive exposure.

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