A “mistrust” of scientific advancement is “holding back” science-based innovation in the European food sector, European health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis warned yesterday (23 February).
Foods derived from cloned animals or their offspring show no signs of being any different or posing safety concerns compared to products from conventional sources, said the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in its latest review that echoed previous...
Produce from cloned animals and their off-spring will be removed from the new novel foods proposal and place in a separate legislative proposal of its own, the Health and Consumer Protection Commission John Dalli confirms.
Last ditch efforts to salvage the novel foods regulation were derailed yesterday after the European Parliament and Council failed to reach agreement over the issue of cloned animals – with each side blaming the other for the impasse.
An inability by the European Parliament and Council to reach an agreement on the novel foods update due to disagreement over cloned animals and their offspring would send the message that no-one really cares about innovation, says consultant.
Big oops. Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals has entered the UK food chain. Cue scary headlines and scared consumers. But the leviathan of EU-lawmaking means no-one actually knows if it’s legal or not. And that’s an even bigger oops.
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the UK’s Food Standards Agency. Sue Davies, chief policy advisor at consumer group Which?, which fought for the FSA’s creation in the wake of the BSE crisis, shares her views on its job over the last 10 years.
A review of cloning is underway at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following a request from the European Commission for further advice on the implications of the technology for food safety, animal health and welfare and the environment.
The debate over products from cloned animals entering the European food chain will enter a new phase next week, as MEPs ask the Commission searching questions about the welfare of cloned animals, ethics, and consumer information.