It is impossible to ignore next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the food industry. It is no longer just a buzzword – it’s changing food safety as we know it. By leveraging the power of NGS, food manufacturers and labs have built safer and less expensive...
What will food and farming in 2030 look like? The Commission makes its predictions; the EU opens a centre to fight global malnutrition and guidance for manufacturers using nanoparticles is published. This is our round-up of news and views from the EU.
Legislators took a step towards increasing the transparency of the European Food Safety Agency's (EFSA) authorisation process in a bid to improve trust and risk prevention. However, concerns are mounting that this could have the unintended consequence...
From cloud-based satellite imagery of acreage that reveals the veracity of organic claims to the latest analytical techniques, we look at some of the ways industry is fighting what Europol calls "a major problem" for the sector.
The vulnerability of Mars' supply chain to fraud is 'no different' to any other food industry actor, prompting it to trial technology such as sequencing, Blockchain and metagenomics to tackle this €13 billion problem.
The use of edible or wild flowers in food is growing in popularity but a lack of chemical and toxicological data and presence of toxic compounds in some species could be causes for concern, Danish researchers suggest.
A newly launched nonprofit project called FoodPrint.org aims to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions at the grocery store by presenting information on how food items travel through the supply chain in its one-stop-shop website.
The rise in global trade wars and the recent EU decision to classify new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) as genetically modified organisms will inevitably impact food safety and quality, experts warn.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) creates ecosystems of entrepreneurship to solve the food industry's biggest problems. We spoke to its CEO about the challenges and the start-up success stories.
From excess water to illegal antibiotics and even the wrong species, fish fraud is rife. EIT winner TellSpec has developed a tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that detects fraud in real time and at a low cost.