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UK food and drink exports rise

By Niamh Michail

UK food and drink exports increased by 1.8% from January to September this year - "a very creditable performance", according to trade association The Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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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).

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France tops Food Sustainability Index

By Niamh Michail

France has the most sustainable food system, according to the Food Sustainability Index, a data tool that should be used to drive a race to the top, say its creators.

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'Patchy' roll-out of WHO advice on junk food marketing

By Niamh Michail

European uptake of World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations on junk food marketing to children has been "patchy" in part because of intense private sector lobbying, according to a WHO report.

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FAO and Coldiretti to promote family farming in Italy

By Niamh Michail

Italian farmers' association Coldiretti and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture (FAO) will join forces to promote sustainable farming, such as organic and biodynamic food, in an agreement signed yesterday.

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