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Welsh food products would be hit by Brexit, claims the FUW

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit: ‘dangerous step into unknown’, says union

By Michael Stones

Quitting the EU would be “a dangerous step into the unknown”, warned the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW), during a debate with Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones and the UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, organised by the Institute for Welsh Affairs.

EU membership: should we stay or should we go?

Oxford Farming Conference

Brexit could mean ‘heaven or hell’ for food industry

By Michael Stones

Quitting the EU could spell ‘heaven or hell’ for the UK food and farming industry, according to two sharply contrasting views presented by former environment secretary Owen Paterson and EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan at the Oxford Farming Conference.

New novel foods regulation is expected to speed product launches

Novel foods changes will speed launches

By Noli Dinkovski

The EU’s decision to streamline the way it regulates novel foods and ingredients has received broad support from the food industry.

Commission report backs a legal limit for trans fat

Commission report backs a legal limit for trans fat

By Niamh Michail

A limit on permitted levels of industrial trans fats in food is the most effective way to reduce Europeans' risk of heart disease, says the European Commission in its long-awaited report - but it does not say what that limit should be.

Oceana said EU governments and consumers have a role to play to prevent seafood fraud

Oceana finds fishy fraud in Brussels

By Joseph James Whitworth

Almost a third of seafood was mislabelled in Brussels with economic reasons the main driver behind the fraud, according to Oceana.

Animal welfare and ethical concerns include the low efficacy of cloning, with high rates of difficult births, neonatal deaths and foetal abnormalities.

MEPs back ban on meat and milk from cloned animals

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Environment and Agriculture committees backed a draft law to ban meat and milk from cloned animals and their descendants on Wednesday, citing animal welfare and ethical concerns.

“The over-consumption of sugar in our diets is now a well-documented public health disaster. But in order to address this problem, there is a vast range of other issues that must be addressed,

UK has 'moral responsibility' to limit EU sugar reform damage

By Niamh Michail

The end of EU sugar beet quotas could worsen the obesity crisis and damage the livelihoods of sugar cane growers and producers – and as an ex-colonial power Britain has a moral responsibility to act, says a report by the Food Research Collaboration.

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