All news articles for May 2020

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CBD industry body looks to lay foundation for standardised testing

By Oliver Morrison

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), which aims to create a safe, legal and well-regulated CBD market in the UK, says it is in high-level discussions with the Laboratory of Government Chemists (LGC) to develop more precise methods for testing...

Is cocoa's deforestation-free promise working?


Is cocoa's deforestation-free promise working?

By Flora Southey

Eliminating deforestation in cocoa-producing regions such a Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire is a challenge, and one that requires more resources, says Violaine Berger, senior program manager of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative at the Sustainable Trade Initiative.

The HorseMeat Scandal of 2013, or 'Horsegate', is one of the better known examples of food fraud in the last 20 years ©GettyImages/Richard_Pinder

Beef fraud: Counterfeit products the biggest threat to supply chain

By Flora Southey

In a 20-year analysis of reported food fraud in the beef supply chain, researchers have found counterfeiting to be the most common type of fraud. “By better understanding the fraud which is taking place, we can target fraud prevention, detection, and...

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