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EU announces push to promote domestic plant protein market

By David Burrows

Food manufacturers could soon be able to source more plant-based proteins locally after the European Commission announced new policies to promote production and consumption of soy, chickpeas, lentils and rapeseed.

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FAO and Coldiretti to promote family farming in Italy

By Niamh Michail

Italian farmers' association Coldiretti and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture (FAO) will join forces to promote sustainable farming, such as organic and biodynamic food, in an agreement signed yesterday.

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Are new RSPO criteria too little too late?

By David Burrows

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has just introduced stronger safeguards to ensure certified palm oil is not causing deforestation or human rights abuses, but is it too little too late?

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Taste ‘too subjective’ to copyright: CJEU

By Katy Askew

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has decided taste cannot be protected by copyright law because it is ‘too subjective’ to stand up legally.

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Dairy responds to draft Brexit deal

By Jim Cornall

Last week, British Prime Minster Theresa May announced a draft Brexit document that has been met with mixed reaction.

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Guest article

Edible insects in the EU: the long road to legalisation

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, and Caroline Commandeur, legal consultant Keller and Heckman

Edible insects are covered by the EU's novel food regulation - but none have yet made it to the list of authorised novel foods. Legal experts from Keller and Heckman Katia Merten-Lentz and Caroline Commandeur weigh in on the the legal status of edible...

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