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Brussels Bulletin: World food prices ‘decline sharply’ in March

Brussels Bulletin: World food prices ‘decline sharply’ in March

By Flora Southey

Since our last Brussels Bulletin, the FAO has published its Food Price Index – indicating that world food prices took a significant hit last month. In the EU, Belgium approved the manufacture of alcohol from breweries and distilleries for disinfectants,...

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Will EU nutrition and health claims regulation ever be clear enough?

By Katia Merten-Lentz

Once again the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has moved to clarify the rules applicable to health claims. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman weighs in with support from Manon Ombredane, associate at...

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UK Coronavirus Emergency Bill looks to 'keep food supply flowing'

By Katy Askew

The UK government unveiled its Coronavirus Emergency Bill, legislation that would give it sweeping new powers to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation aims to minimise disruption and safeguard key industries, including ‘supporting the food...

Is a COVID-19 labour shortage a long-term threat to the food supply? ©GettyImages-cyano66

Coronavirus impact on labour supply fuels food shortage fears

By Katy Askew

European shoppers are finding themselves faced with empty shelves as coronavirus panic buying places the food supply under short-term pressure. But could longer-term impact on the agri-food labour force actually have more significant implications? FoodNagivator...

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