Food safety

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EU needs a comprehensive food policy, says EESC

By Niamh Michail

Europe needs a comprehensive, over-arching food policy because the current system does not lead to sustainable food systems, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

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Should ‘precision breeding’ biotech be included in GMO regulation?

By Katy Askew

Developments in genetic coding techniques open the doorway to crops that produce higher yields or have positive characteristics, such as drought or pest resistance. The EU regulates the cultivation and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food...

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EFSA: Modified starches pose no safety concerns

By Will Chu

A dozen modified food starches used to make sauces and pie fillings have received regulatory backing after a re-evaluation found no safety concerns with levels currently used in food products.

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