In the Netherlands, Fooditive is working on another novel ingredient: a precision fermentation-derived honey alternative. We catch up with founder Moayad Abushokhedim, who talks enzymes, sweeteners, and target markets.
With European honey harvests down 40% in 2020, Copa and Cogeca warns ‘the survival of professional beekeepers is really threatened’ and calls on European regulators to increase controls on cheaper imports that, they say, are a food fraud risk.
A Canadian ag-tech start-up that utilises the humble but industrious bumblebee to offer fruit and vegetable growers an alternative to spraying their crops with pesticides has its sights on the European market.
The food sector relies on pollinators – but populations are in decline. Israeli start-up Edete Precision Technologies has developed a mechanized artificial pollination system. “Edete's artificial pollination solution creates a safety net for the...
A Belgian start-up is analysing pollen samples to monitor bees’ environments, a Quebecois innovation is tapping AI tech to ‘give bees a voice’, and dairy farmers in the UK and Sweden are creating insect-friendly ecosystems to promote biodiversity.
The Romanian government has cut VAT rates on healthy and traditional foods, a ‘Pro-NutriScore’ consumer group is urging the Commission to simplify nutritional labels, and an EU project has identified an olive tree disease in southern Italy. FoodNavigator...
A potential alteration to bee-safety standards, MEPs vote to ban throwaway cutlery, and EFSA says it will share data on an open-access platform. In this bulletin, we round some of the biggest news from Brussels over the past fortnight.