Food allergy and genetically modified (GM) crops experts as well as
other scientists, physicians, and government regulators will meet
at a later date for a workshop, "Assessment of the Allergenic
Potential of Genetically Modified...
"There is no doubt about the enormous potential of
biotechnology," declared David Byrne, EU Commissioner for
Health and Consumer Protection, but not without an optimal
regulatory environment, he stressed.
Consumers across Europe want safer food produced under quality
standards for taste and agricultural production methods, European
agriculture commissioner Franz Fischler told the agriculture and
food round table in Greece last week.
On September 12, Japan's farm ministry began checking feed plants
and asked local authorities for a nationwide inspection in an
attempt to ease public concern over Asia's first suspected case of
"mad cow" disease.
The Standing Veterinary Committee (SVC) today voted in favour of a
European Commission proposal to reduce the area in Spain from which
the export of live pigs and porcine semen, ova and embryos are
banned in response to outbreaks...