This afternoon food specialists from member states will vote on a
proposal to end Europe's five year moratorium on genetically
modified foods. A deeply-divided issue, the outcome of the vote
will either disappoint or delight.
A leading producer of manufactured casings for food and non-food
applications in the US has built up a global information system to
improve business processes and information flow across the
enterprise. Teepak, a leading manufacturer...
After months of risk assessment scientists at Europe's first food
safety agency have given the green light to Monsanto's
herbicide-tolerant GM maize. NK 60 is as safe as conventional
maize, they declare.
With serendipitous coincidence, in the same week that the European
Food Safety Authority delivers its hotly awaited first opinion on a
GMO, bureaucrats and stakeholders have gathered in Brussels under
the aegis of the Commission to...
As scientists continue to look for ways to help us battle the
bulge, a new study suggests that our own hormonal makeup may offer
promising clues. A team of researchers has tested the hypothesis
that gastric distension in humans can...
Our response to food safety is often inconsistent and completely
irrational. This was the message of European Commissioner for
health and consumer protection David Byrne at yesterday's public
debate and policy making conference...
The Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament has adopted an
own initiative report calling on the Commission to make farmers of
genetically modified (GM) crops liable for the contamination of
organic and conventional products,...
Talks yesterday between spirits group Diageo and the rest of
the Scotch whisky industry over the future of the Cardhu brand
unexpectedly led to the company agreeing too major changes to the
packaging and marketing of the whisky.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced yesterday that
it is to open up its work to public scrutiny. The most significant
development will be the involvement of consumers and other
stakeholders in the authority's...