Flavours and colours

Vanilla pods drying in the sun. © GettyImages/guezmer

EFFA on ensuring steady supplies of vanilla flavour

By Niamh Michail

The flavour industry needs to spread its net wide to ensure a steady supply of the world's favourite flavour, from new vanilla pod growing countries to alternative vanillin sources, says the president of the European Flavour Association (EFFA).

Europe's highest court finds taste cannot be copyrighted ©iStock

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.