Food safety

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New modified wheat ‘could help tackle global food shortage’

By Oliver Morrison

UK scientists have created a new modified wheat variety that can increase grain production by up to 12%. They claim the innovation is a potential solution to help meet rapidly growing global demand, but also expect it to trigger heated debate around genetically...

Germany officially rolls out Nutri-Score

Germany officially rolls out Nutri-Score

By Oliver Morrison

Germany’s Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, says she expects food manufacturers to use Nutri-Score after the controversial food labelling scheme was officially introduced in the country earlier this month.

Fresh study confirms global herbal supply chains susceptible to fraud / GettyImages5PH

How safe is your sage? Study uncovers high levels of adulteration

By Katy Askew

A fresh study looking at the authenticity of popular herb sage finds that more than a quarter of products sampled in the UK are adulterated. The results, the researchers say, emphasise that global herb supply chains are susceptible to food fraud.