The European Commission’s standing committee meets today to discuss whether or not to renew approval for glyphosate. Chances are the controversial herbicide will get the green light. Should the food industry step in and apply its own ban?
A snapshot survey of process chemicals in food products sold in the UK has found that potato snacks contained the highest levels of acrylamide, but the impact of initiatives like the CIAA acrylamide toolbox will only really be seen in future surveys.
European scientists agree that efforts to reduce the potential
carcinogen acrylamide from the European food chain must continue,
and that science must focus on long-term studies to build a
stronger picture of the impact this genotoxic...