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.
The European Commission has launched an investigation into front of pack (FOP) nutritional labelling in the bloc, with stakeholders describing the first in a series of meetings as both “constructive” and “technical”.
After repeatedly ignoring warnings from the European Commission, Italy has forged ahead with its law on mandatory origin labelling, a move that critics argue weakens the single market, undermines EU authority and could spell big fines for manufacturers.
By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman
Could new novel food rules open up the European market to a wave of exotic foods and ingredients? Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman, believes a streamlined process offers potential to increase innovation around 'traditional'...
France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like “steak” or “sausage” to describe meat-free products.
Ireland’s Citizens Assembly has issued a report on how the country can become a “leader in tackling climate change”, including calls for the taxation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and increased efforts to combat food waste.