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Titanium dioxide nanoparticles.  © GettyImages/Dr Microbe

France looks set to ban titanium dioxide

By Niamh Michail

As France looks poised to ban titanium dioxide by the end of 2018, the government has praised “pioneering” manufacturers for voluntarily removing the colouring from food products.

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French food pricing legislation could be contrary to EU Law

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman

The government of President Emmanuel Macron is proposing new legislation further restricting resale at loss. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, warns this legislation might be contrary to EU Directive and to the jurisprudence of the European...

Ireland's sugar tax uses the same structure as the UK's levy. Pic:getty/elenchaykina

Ireland sugar tax comes into effect

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland has introduced its tax on sugar-sweetened drinks this week, with legislation coming into effect on May 1.

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Galicia sets legal definition of artisan food

By Niamh Michail

Spain's Galicia has set a legal definition of artisan food, which prohibits the use of artificial colours, flavours and tropical fats such as palm oil and coconut oil.

CAP should be linked to health agenda, MEP Heart Health Group hears ©iStock

Calls for EC to link agriculture and health policy

By Katy Askew

European health campaigners and some MEPs argue the European Commission should take a joined up approach to its food, agriculture and health policy by linking farmer payments to the healthiness of the food they produce.

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EU Member States back neonicotinoid ban

By Katy Askew

European Member States have voted in favour of Commission proposals for an almost total ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the EU.

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