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The ASA has banned an advertising campaign promoting Burger King's 'first plant-based burger', the Rebel Whopper / Image source: Burger King

Watchdog bans ad campaign for Unilever-made Rebel Whopper

By Flora Southey

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned an advertising campaign for Burger King’s Rebel Whopper – which uses a patty made by Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher – for implying it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

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EU academics call for policy-led shift towards sustainable food system

By Oliver Morrison

Food production must shift from ‘linear mass consumption’ to ‘a more circular economy’ to meet growing demand for food in a sustainable way, claims a report which will inform much of the EU’s upcoming ‘Farm to Fork strategy for a sustainable food system’.

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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