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'Once outside the EU the UK must develop its own external tariffs, and may find itself subject to the high external tariffs applied by the EU to agricultural products—to the detriment of UK farmers and food manufacturers.' ©iStock/Nerthuz

Brexit could pose GM headache for UK

By David Burrows

The UK’s food sector will face “enormous challenges” following Brexit, both in relation to trade with Europe and within its own borders, according to a report by the House of Lords EU energy and environment subcommittee.

The survey statistically measured obesity using the Body Mass Index (BMI) of adults - defined as a BMI of 30 or over. ©iStock

Eurobesity bulges to 1 in 6

By Will Chu

The Maltese and Latvians are the fattest Europeans in a continent where 1 in 6 are now rated obese, according to a survey that found age and education were key factors.

EFSA advice on crisis communication for member states

EFSA issues food crisis communication guidance

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published recommendations to ensure ‘consistency and coherence’ when communicating with external parties during a crisis.

30% of honey products analysed were bulked out with cheap sugar syrups.

Food fraud: Honey a monster; fish better schooled

By David Burrows

Levels of fish fraud across the EU have fallen to below 6%. But initial results for honey suggest 19% – and perhaps even up to 32% – of products tested are not compliant with EU food regulations.

Photo copyright: EU 2015. Analysis of PAHs

JRC research contributes to standardised methods

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Joint Research Centre’s (JRC) Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) has validated methods as part of two standards to look for contaminants in food.

Ireland is first EU member state to gain access to US beef market after ban was lifted last year

Irish beef granted US access

By Joseph James Whitworth

Ireland has become the first EU member state to gain access to the US beef market following the lifting of a ban in March last year.

A joined up response: Commission responds to Russian trade sanctions

A joined up response: Commission responds to Russian trade sanctions

By Nathan Gray

The EU has reassured food producers that new measures brought in by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) including a crisis reserve are in place to assist them in the fallout of Russian trade sanctions - adding that a joined up European response is needed...

Have no fear, the bees are still here, says EU Commission

EU Commission: The bees are OK, but the pesticide ban stays

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Pan-European research shows that while higher bee colony mortalities do exist in some parts of the EU due to cold winter weather, bees are neither disappearing, nor is colony collapse disorder taking place.

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