Diet and health

The future of hemp foods in the EU remains uncertain ©iStock/Yarygin

Europe ‘dynamic’ for CBD food innovation but legal hurdles remain

By Katy Askew

Global demand for foods containing hemp or CBD is expanding and levels of innovation in the European region have been ‘dynamic’. However, the future of the market hangs in the balance as regulators consider whether Cannabis sativa L. (industrial hemp)...

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Food desertification: Who pays the ultimate price?

By Flora Southey

Millions of people around the developed world live in areas with severely limited access to affordable fresh food. So what are the fallouts of living in a ‘food desert’? And who ends up paying the ultimate price?

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What impact does diet have on biodiversity loss?

By Flora Southey

A study comparing the effects of vegan, vegetarian, and omnivorous diets on biodiverse ‘hotspots’ in the tropics has been published by researchers in Scotland and Germany.

Brussels Bulletin: A round-up of news and views from the EU

Brussels Bulletin: A round-up of news and views from the EU

By Flora Southey

In this edition of the Brussels Bulletin, the European Union agrees to accept 35,000 tonnes of non-hormone treated beef from the United States, EFSA questions the safety of a whipworm egg as a food supplement, and pesticide chlorphyrifos comes under the...

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