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The EU is funding a project to get the Kenyan cashew nut industry back on its feet. Pic: ©GettyImages/kolesnikovserg

EU helps Kenya revive cashew nut industry

By Gill Hyslop

The European Union (EU) is investing Ksh236m ($2.4m) to help Kenya revive its once thriving cashew nut industry that collapsed more than three decades ago.

The Espita Barrada or Crossed Grains Trademark. Pic: AOECS

Spain to adopt EU gluten-free licensing system

By Gill Hyslop

The Federation of Coeliac Associations of Spain (FACE) has pledged to use the European licencing system Espiga Barrada (the Crossed Grain Trademark) from 2020.

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EFRA seeks clarity for ag policy after Brexit

By Joseph James Whitworth

MPs have welcomed plans for agricultural policy after Brexit but warned a lack of clarity on funding, timing and delivery risks damaging the sector.

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EU policy proposal cracks down on single use plastics

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has proposed rules to cut use of single use plastics including a ban on cutlery, straws and drink stirrers and reduced use of food containers and drinks cups.

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The Mediterranean diet is gone, says WHO chief

By Niamh Michail

With Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus showing the highest levels of childhood obesity in Europe, the Mediterranean diet is gone, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) chief João Breda. “Those who are close to the Mediterranean diet are the Swedish...

Milkshakes and fruit juices are exempt from the UK's sugar tax - but can still contain high amounts of sugar. Pic: getty/mindstyle

UK sets sugar reduction targets for juice and milk-based drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and milk-based drinks are currently exempt from the UK’s sugar tax: but Public Health England has set out targets for sugar reduction in these categories – and says that progress will be taken into account when it reviews the milk-based drinks exemption...

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