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Defining ‘vegan’ and ‘vegetarian’ in Europe

Defining ‘vegan’ and ‘vegetarian’ in Europe

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, and Oliver Hartmanm, legal consultant at Keller and Heckman

Pressure is rising for the development of a legal definition of ‘vegan’ and ‘vegetarian’ food in Europe but national governments are moving ahead of the European Commission in this regard.

Adverts for fast-moving consumer goods is not hitting the mark - over half of the 30,000 senior consumers surveyed by Nielsen said adverts did not reflect them or their needs

Older consumers need tailored food products, say researchers

By Niamh Michail

It's not just taste and texture perceptions that change for older consumers but their social experience of food too - yet research is lacking and food manufacturers are missing out as a result, say Dutch scientists.

Wageningen University researchers unlock key issues holding back quinoa

Non-bitter European quinoa offers new routes to market

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The development of a non-bitter varieties of quinoa that can be grown in Europe could mean greater versatility as an ingredient and help ease supply shortages in key growing zones like Bolivia and Peru.

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