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Crowdsourcing control: Don’t make it a free for all, warn researchers

With momentum building for crowdsourcing and funding as a platform for nutrition research, scientists warn that greater control may be needed to safeguard the quality and validity of such studies. ...

The EFSA hackathon: Authority offers €20,000 for app ideas

"The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is offering €20,000 for an app idea it can use to provide “quick, user-friendly” mobile access to its work."

TTIP – a nail in the coffin for EU food producers?

The big winners of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal will be the corporate food giants and US factory farms with European producers set to lose the most, according...

Cheap food or no pesticides: Consumers can’t have it both ways, says ECPA

The European Crop Protection Association has said Europeans don’t understand the harsh realities of food production or appreciate the potential magnitude of the world’s food supply problem - pesticides are important in...

Danish fat tax had a ‘small but positive impact’ on the nation’s health

Denmark’s short-lived tax on saturated fat had a small but positive impact on the nation’s health, cutting consumption of total fat and boosting vegetable and fibre intake – although it also...

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Exclusive: The state of the Russian dairy industry

In spite of the ban on European products – including dairy – entering Russia, the internal dairy industry seems to be on a firm footing in spite of some challenges,...

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Folic acid fortification: The current global state of play

To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health...

Bunge acquires controlling stake of German oil supplier Walter Rau

Agri-food giant Bunge will buy a controlling stake in edible oils and fats supplier Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett in a bid to continue growth in Europe

Zero deforestation and meat-rich diets – possible but very tricky

Fear not – nine billion people can be fed by 2050 without further deforestation. The claim comes from researchers at the Global Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna, Austria.

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Venture capital fund seeks start-ups: Must be sustainable, innovative & ready to make money

New Crop Capital is a venture capital fund that only invests in sustainable start-ups developing cultured and plant-based meat, dairy and egg products. But it's not just about saving the planet: “There...

Middle East & Africa beat 'lacklustre' Europe for fresh food sales in 2015: Euromonitor

The Middle East and Africa were the most dynamic markets for fresh food sales in 2015 as the Russian embargo hit Eastern European markets and Western consumers opted for convenience....

“We’re tax exempt so how can we avoid tax?”

Solidaridad denies tax avoidance in Panama Papers fallout

Dutch sustainable supply chain adviser and NGO, Solidaridad, has denied allegations of tax avoidance and wrongdoing over its links with Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the...

EU and Chile sign landmark organic trade deal

The European Union and Chile have finalised the first of a new generation of agreements aimed at facilitating trade in organic products.

Spanish firm Riberebro fined €5.2m for mushroom cartel

The European Commission has fined Spanish vegetable processor, Riberebro, €5.2 million for price fixing in a canned mushroom cartel from 2010 to 2012.

Chr Hansen posts strong Q2 results – but nutrition growth ‘modest’

Downturn in yoghurt probiotic use propped up by supplements: Chr Hansen CFO

Chief financial officer (CFO) for ingredients giant Chr Hansen says there has been a downturn in use of probiotics in yoghurts over the last five years due to the EU’s...

Backroom Brussels? Report calls for EU lobbying clampdown

A transparency watchdog has called for legally-binding measures to tackle lobbying in the EU, following the release of its report that claimed permanent representations for member states were being left...

Tereos & Cornelius Nordic ink Scandinavian partnership

Cornelius Nordic has secured distribution rights for Tereos in a Scandinavian partnership that will target the Danish and Swedish markets for ingredients such as starches, glucose syrups and polyols.

UN declares Decade of Action on Nutrition

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has declared a ‘Decade of Action on Nutrition’, placing nutrition firmly at the heart of its sustainable development agenda.

"The good thing about this is that DNA doesn’t lie.”

DNA seaweed authentication test launched in UK

UK bulk seaweed ingredient supplier Seaweed & Co has teamed with Geneius Laboratories to develop a DNA-based seaweed certification test after working together for five months.

Painted olives, monkey meat & fertiliser sugar: Europol's global food fraud crackdown

From olives painted with blue copper sulphate to monkey meat and sugar laced with fertiliser, Europol and Interpol have seized 10,000 tonnes of fake food in their biggest global operation to date....

Made FOR China: Probiotic firm takes up UK export challenge

Welsh probiotic company Cultech will use a free-trade deal to tap into the Chinese market, export ambitions that fall instep with the UK government’s plans to switch from ‘Made in...

Global packaged food market set for downturn

Emerging market slowdowns are having a knock-on effect on the global packaged food market, according to market analyst Euromonitor, which has downgraded its growth forecast for the next five years. “It’s...

Meat substitutes market set to top €3.57 billion by 2016

Heightened health concerns over the consumption of meat as well as increased environmental awareness are likely to fuel the growth of the  global meat substitutes market to over $4 billion...

Special edition: Protein perspectives

No fish left behind: EU discard policy floats interest in novel protein sources

EU policy on fishing waste has helped incentivise efforts to turn discarded species into novel sources of protein and other nutraceutical ingredients.

UK wine and spirits companies back EU membership

The UK’s Prime Minister says that jobs and investment in the wine and spirits industry could be at risk if the UK leaves the EU. Meanwhile, the Wine and Spirits...

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