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EU policy proposal cracks down on single use plastics

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has proposed rules to cut use of single use plastics including a ban on cutlery, straws and drink stirrers and reduced use of food containers and drinks cups.

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Guest article

Can blockchain build a sustainable food industry?

By Amarjit Sahota, president and founder of Ecovia Intelligence

Blockchain is taking off, with a growing number of food companies and retailers experimenting with this new technology. Consultancy Ecovia Intelligence sees blockchain bringing many sustainability benefits to the food industry.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 19-25 May 2018

Recalls: Salmonella, tropane alkaloids and packing errors

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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The Mediterranean diet is gone, says WHO chief

By Niamh Michail

With Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus showing the highest levels of childhood obesity in Europe, the Mediterranean diet is gone, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) chief João Breda. “Those who are close to the Mediterranean diet are the Swedish...

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