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Danone focuses climate efforts on regenerative agriculture

By Katy Askew

French dairy-to-drinks giant Danone has signalled its intention to “sharpen” its focus on regenerative agriculture as a way to “broadly reduce emissions” in the future and respond to consumer demand for “naturality and transparency”.

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GM sugar beet given all-clear for EU renewal

By Niamh Michail

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientists have cleared a genetically modified sugar beet developed by Monsanto and KWS for reauthorisation in the EU.

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Calcium sorbate to be banned in EU

By Niamh Michail

The preservative calcium sorbate is to be banned in the European Union due to a lack of safety data, the Commission has said.

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EFRA slams accreditation process in 2 Sisters inquiry

By Joseph James Whitworth

A committee looking into alleged lapses at a 2 Sisters poultry site has described the accreditation process as having a ‘patchwork nature’ and said it appears ‘relatively simple’ for someone to hide infractions.

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Consumer understanding of genome editing ‘essential’ – BfR

By Katy Askew

Educating consumers about the nature of emerging genome editing methodology and appropriate risk communication will be “essential” to developing a public discourse around this new technology, according to German research and scientific advisory body BfR.

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Blagden seal UK distribution deal with Taiyo

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A new distribution deal will see Blagden become the exclusive distribution rights for Taiyo’s range of health-focused ingredients in the UK and Ireland.

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Scientists weigh in

Modern times: What’s holding back tech advances in cocoa?

By Oliver Nieburg

Chocolate companies should rethink cocoa sustainability programs to reverse low adoption rates for training and technology, says The Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research.

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